KEWA POLYCHROME MOCCASIN
When we first started collecting, Carol Hayes became fascinated with these, and she gathered about a hundred of them. Back in 1996, she found a 1920 Kewa one that's about the same size as this one and offers what we might call an unmatched right shoe to this left one. This and Carol's piece are two of the finest specimens her collection ever turned up, and this is in better condition than hers. We've been told all kinds of things about these moccasin pots, and we take most of what we've heard with a grain of salt. They go back to prehistoric times when, we're told, they were used as sippers for infants. In modern times, so go the stories, they had great magical powers which allowed their owners to accomplish something or other. We can say with some assurance that they held sufficient magic for Carol to choose an 1880 one from Zuni as her Summerhouse logo.
This is a fine piece, worthy of any serious collection.
5" long x 2-1/2" wide x 3" high
Condition remarkable for its age
Carol's, also from 1920 and about the same size.