Lot 353

Crow Married Woman Beaded Moccasins c. 1940-1960

Estimate: $450 - $900

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
This is a set of beaded hide and hard leather sole moccasins from the Montana Crow referred to as “Married Woman Moccasins” dating to circa 1940-1960’s from the Bruce VanLandingham Sundog collection. The set is comprised of tanned hide soft tops wigh glass trade pony beads in a banded geometric pattern with hard thick trade harness saddle leather hard soles being sinew sewn on. The supple top leather has a medium ankle and original tie. The beadwork is in white, light and dark semi-transparent purple and a semi-transparent teal. Base has a nice foot worn patina. Little to no bead loss and soft hide tops. Hide is tanned. Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery. The moccasins were in the catalog list under the same inventory as the cuffs but are being offered separate. Measures 8.5”L by 3.25”W by 5”H. Museum collection number: E1064.