North American Auction Company
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Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 17

C. 1962 First Nations Beaded Moose Hide Mukluks

Estimate: $200 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
This lot features a fine set of Moose hide beaded mukluks made by Mrs. Joe Charles of the First Nations Native American Indians of Saskatchewan, Canada done in 1962. The set is accompanied by a letter from the owner stating, "Moos(e) hide smoke-tanned Mukluks made as a gift for Dan Paynich by Mrs Joe Charles, the wife of Joe Charles who, with his son Izzak, was our fishing guide on Wathaman Lake in Northern Saskatchewan 1962" (written on a Tuktu Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development letter head paper). The set shows Indian smoked tanned thick Moose hide with a classic Mukluk shape, otherwise referred to as high-top moccasins. The top of the foot and front of the ankle show panels of geometric beadwork done in glass trade seed beads which is well preserved with little to no bead loss. The top of the ankle shows a section of beaver hide with braided yarn tassel pompom end ties as well as hand-cut thick fringes just below the ankle beadwork along with the original Moose hide ties. These are soft bottom, with a nice foot pattern from being used. Each mukluk measures 11.25"L along the sole by about 4.75-5"W and 10"H.*

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