Missouri River Sewing Pattern number 4799-500-010
Plains Style Moccasins
Includes Women's Sizes 5-7 and 8-10
Men's Sizes 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions. The pattern is printed on paper for more durability.
~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not finished moccasins ~
The Indians of the Plains and Plateau areas wore this very basic, hardsole type moccasin, which developed out of necessity as protection from the hard, and sometimes, rocky ground of the prairie that was their home. Normally constructed with soft tanned elk or buckskin uppers and supple, but tough, rawhide soles, they represent the most highly refined form of Native American footwear. Today, they remain a popular style of moccasin and are both comfortable and durable for dancing, camping or everyday wear.
Since the Cheyenne moccasin makers have been the acknowledged masters of the art for years, Missouri River chose to present the typical Cheyenne style of cut and construction in this pattern. Other tribal variations are easily adapted using this basic hardsole moccasin design.
The two most challenging aspects of moccasin making are achieving a proper fit and an authentic style. The highly detailed instructions, illustrations and other information contained in this pattern represent many years of research and "hands-on" learning of how to make moccasins the Indian way.
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