Beaded Tan Moccasins, 2020

Original size is 4032 × 3024 pixels

Marcy Friesen

Cowhide, leather thread, seed beads, bugle beads, 2 cut beads, beading thread, sherpa liner

Size 11/12 Womens / 9/10 Mens


As an ode to domesticity, a shoe rack placed at the door symbolizing a pragmatic benefit but also a respect for the space of a home, shoes being the contact between the indoor and outdoor world. Unlike many of the other works in the show, the moccasins provide a function as the intimate grasp of the soft inner lining is encapsulated by tightly sewn beads, fur and leather. Marcy’s impeccable skill shows through the displays of the pairs and individual moccasins.