From card: "Black painted or dyed skin. 6 piece pattern: (1) base and lower sides puckered to (2) long U*shaped tongue insert; (3 & 4) narrow strips each side ankle between base piece and (5 and 6) ankle flaps. Decoration - quillwork in one U-shaped outer band on tongue (orange) and in small, wrapped stitch floral designs on U-insert and ankle flaps. Orange, green and natural colored quills. Ankle flaps edgings of purple cloth. Dr. [William] Fenton, BAE, stated this type of moccasin probably Huron or Mohawk from vicinity of Catholic Missions near Montreal. The floral designs probably reflect French influence. Probably late 18th or early 19th century. - Feb. 17, 1948. 9-12-1985 Lent to NMAH Life in America exhibit. Loan returned: Sept. 1989."
Decoration includes moose hair embroidery, as well as some porcupine quillwork.