Ute Beaded Moccasins, unknown artist
These moccasins were made sometime in the 1970s by a Ute artist from Fort Duschene, Utah. Unfortunately, her name has been lost through time and storage. The doe skin in these moccasins was laboriously brain-tanned and then smoked. Not many people will take the time to put in the sweat equity to complete this process. The hand-stitched seams are perfectly sewn and the beadwork is simple, yet elegant. These mocs are soft, supple and superbly crafted.