high-heeled platform Mary Jane-style shoes embellished with beading overall; predominately light blue beads with geometric designs; gold, medium blue and dark blue triangles on heels; kiltie extending below strap made of vertical bands of porcupine quills with a black and white checkerboard design at center edged in yellow and red; ten tassels of red feathers and tin cones on kilties; soles of shoes are red; shoes are Lady Daf 160 mm Tartan, designed by Christian Louboutin

%C2%A9 2012 Jamie Okuma

Adaptation II, 2012

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Award winning artist Jamie Okuma has applied a Native American aesthetic to a pair of Christian Louboutin stilettos. Meticulously beaded and quilled, they are a contemporary version of highly decorated moccasins. Okuma researches historic artwork but updates the aesthetic to appeal to contemporary Native tastes and concerns.

Details
Title
Adaptation II
Artist Life
born 1963
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2012.68.1a,b
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high-heeled platform Mary Jane-style shoes embellished with beading overall; predominately light blue beads with geometric designs; gold, medium blue and dark blue triangles on heels; kiltie extending below strap made of vertical bands of porcupine quills with a black and white checkerboard design at center edged in yellow and red; ten tassels of red feathers and tin cones on kilties; soles of shoes are red; shoes are Lady Daf 160 mm Tartan, designed by Christian Louboutin

© 2012 Jamie Okuma

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