Minnesota Historical Society

Moccasins Gourd

$ 145.00

This gourd features a design of 5 unique pairs of painted, pucker toe moccasins. The pucker toe style of moccasin is the traditional style of footwear worn by the Ojibwe tribe. This gourd has a rim made of red willow strips that is finished with 5 sets of bead topped leather fringe.

  • Dimensions : 8" diameter x 6" height
  • Materials: natural gourd, red willow strips, paint / pencil (underneath), glass / metal beads, commercial leather, artificial sinew

Sue Zimmerman is an enrolled member of the Grand Portage band of Ojibwe and currently lives in Sandstone, MN. Her technique used to create these fine gourd art pieces is quite remarkable. She first dries and then cuts her own home gown gourds. Then, she hand draws and paints each gourd with its own unique "one of a kind" design. Sue does not make very many gourds each year, so we are very lucky to be able to show and share her wonderful creations.

Ships from Mille Lacs Indian Museum - allow 7-10 business days for processing.

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