Laurie Southerton was born in New Brighton, Mn and has lived in Minnesota her whole life. She currently resides in Kerrick, MN. She specializes in making beaded items reminiscent of the fur trade and rendezvous era. Focusing on designs, materials, techniques, and color schemes popular during that time, she creates museum quality works of art. She is not an enrolled tribal member but has a mixed heritage of French Canadian, Cree, Mic Mac and Ojibwe ancestry.
These moccasins feature a delicate floral designed wool vamp and a double thickness of moosehide on the bottom sole. They are lined with synthetic sheep's skin and are hand stitched with synthetic natural color sinew. Laurie told us that her creation of these moccasins speaks to a mix of both Ojibwe and Plains style. Since she is of mixed heritage, so are these moccs !
- Dimensions: ladies size 7, 9.5" heel to toe, 3.75" across widest part of foot (top)
- Materials: wool blanket weight cloth, elk hide leather, size 10 czech glass seed beads, synthetic sheep's wool lining, synthetic sinew