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Pair of Moccasins: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2010-06-23

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Tsistsistas are known for their well-crafted footwear, which often have beaded images drawn from traditional life. A red bird has been beaded on the upper portion of the moccasins shown here, referencing the Thunderbird, a being that is important in the Tsistsistas cosmos. Beaded on the other moccasins is a red cross, which does not represent Christianity, instead symbolizes the Morning Star, another figure in Tsistsistas traditions.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: July 9, 2010