Sunday, May 23, 2010

Norbert Kohlruss Quilled Moccasins

Late 1800s Great Plains moccasins.... elk sinew quilled on braintanned buckskin.... dyed and natural porcupine quills.... hand scraped rawhide soles, antique cloth binding on cuffs.






Copy and photos supplied by Norbert Kohlruss.

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  1. Great mocs. Same design as a worn by Sitting Bear, a Hidatsa chief, 1915 and an older Mandan pair.

    Mark J. Halvorson
    Curator of Collections
    State Historical Society of North Dakota
    mhalvorson@nd.gov

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