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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Zuni Pueblo
Title:Pair of ceramic moccasins
Date Made:late 19th or early 20th century
Type:Recreational Gear
Materials:Earthenware; with brown and orange pigment
Place Made:North America; United States; Southwest
Measurements:overall: 3 x 5 x 2 3/8 in.; 7.62 x 12.7 x 6.0325 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK K.B.19
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
A pair of small earthenware moccasins decorated with red, white, and black patterns and likely made for the tourist market. Constituting a game in which one player throws a pebble into one of the moccasins and the other player tries to guess which one contains the pebble.

Label Text:
SKINNER CATALOGUE: Indian Game. A pair of small moccasins, constituing a game in which one player throws a pebble into one of the moccasins and th other player tries to guess which one contains the pebble. Cat. 1933.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American; shoes; clothing

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