This is an excellent set of early circa 1870’s fully top beaded moccasins from the Sioux Native American Indians. The set shows a parfleche rawhide sole which is sinew sewn to the top which is constructed of Indian tanned hide being adorned of excellent period correct 1800’s glass trade seed and petit seed beads. The moccasins show a medium height ankle with nice tongue of Indian tanned hide, the ankle is accented by an early patterned calico trade clothe. The beadwork, which is sinew sewn a true attribute of the sets very early age, has an excellent Buffalo track geometric pattern with cobalt background and chalk white border with squares and stepped patterns of cobalt and greasy yellow. The set is in excellent museum quality preserved condition with little to almost no bead loss. The hide is also in very good condition with no visible cracking. The set still shows the original Indian tanned hide tie straps. One of the moccasins shows a patch of recycled polychrome painted parfleche, a truly wonderful addition. Provenance: From a large American Indian beaded moccasin collection in Laurel, Montana. Each moccasin measures 7”L sole by 2.75-3”H ankle by 3”W.