Made by Iroquois/Mohawk – Trutle clan. Originally only for use by the dead as a burial shoe, younger members of the tribe are now making these shoes for sale.
North American Indian burial shoe, single. Made from a single piece of plaited corn husk. Chisel toe. Wide upper. Deep sides. Back seam flaring out slightly at the seat of the heel. Frayed straw fringe around top edge. Frayed straw rosette on the throat of the vamp.
Material: Corn Husk
Place: North America
Location of collection: Northampton Museum & Art Gallery www.northampton.gov.uk/museums