I have found out that Apache tribe moccasins were often curled at the toe to protect from cactus spikes (which may or may not be relevant as these have a slightly curled toe which could also be due to age) but are definitely pointed. If you google my grandfathers name you may be able to find out more than I know, but this is the best that I could date & find an origin for the shoes by as they would have been given to him at some point during this time. The moccasins are in used condition & I believe they were already used before they were given to my mother as she says I only wore them a few times as she wanted to keep them. They are leather white upper with brown base.
They are stitched with a rudimentary thread, almost like a string & have stitched detail throughout including a stitched effect made to look like beads down the front middle. They each have a red/ white & blue pom pom on the end of the toe which is in a pointed style. The pom pom is coarse, not sure what is made of but it has held its colour.The moccasins are beautifully made, and considering how old they are, they are strong & yet the inside of the sole is soft. They are obviously an antique item so in used condition with wear to the sole including a small hole on the sole of the left shoe. Other than this there are no rips or tares & they are really in need of some tlc. Measurements of each shoe: width- 7cm, length- 18cm, height- 4cm. Please feel free to ask any questions. From a smoke free home. I have tried to give a thorough & honest description for my items. I always leave feedback, so please be kind enough to leave some for me too. I also have other items for sale that you may be interested in. Kind regards & thank you for looking. The item "Genuine Rare Antique Native American baby/Child Leather Moccasin Shoes" is in sale since Tuesday, May 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\Native American". The seller is "29pinkroses" and is located in Lowestoft, Suffolk.
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