Woman's high-top moccasins, circa 1910, of brain-tanned deer skin with a beautiful and unusual complex design headed with old Venetian beads. These moccasins were likely made for a ceremonial purpose, perhaps a woman's "coming-of-age" ceremony as they do not have the toe tab common for moccasins made for every day use. The early Venetian beads show the coloration popular among the Apache of predominant whites, greens, reds, and greasy yellow with blue accents. The beads and moccasins are cotton sewn.
PERIOD: Circa 1910