Man’s Winter Moccasins

Man’s Winter Moccasins

Winter moccasins were made larger to allow room for warm liners of furred rabbit or caribou skin. Thicker moose hide was used for the bottoms and caribou skin was used for wrap-around ankle flaps. Pointed moccasins slowly disappeared from use after the 1930’s. The tongues of this pair are embroidered with a floral design in silk thread.

Dimensions: 255 x 122mm.

Provenance: Slavey

Given by B.R. Ross, Fort Simpson, 1862

Number: National Museums of Scotland A.848.1 & A