A pair of Iroquois quilled moccasins
Lot 5432
A pair of Iroquois quilled moccasins
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,800
Auction Details
A pair of Iroquois quilled moccasins
Lot Details
Woodlands/Plains/Plateau
A pair of Iroquois quilled moccasins
Softly-tanned and front-seamed, the toes covered with dense contrasting rhomboid panels, plaited bands and diamond chains, the flaps worked in curvilinear motifs, trimmed in silk with edge beading, extensive insect grazing to one of the pair revealing the complex underlying stitchery.
length 9 1/2in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    From a British collection

    Cf:
    For a similar pair in the collections of the Ethnological Museum of Berlin, first inventoried in 1838 (Nr. IV B 117), see Bolz and Sanner, editors, 1999, p. 54, fig. 37
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