Sioux moccasins with tipi symbols
Sioux moccasins with tipi symbols

Symbolism

Tipi

The tipi is a common motif used in decorating moccasins. As an image of home, the tipi symbol probably expressed ideas of family and love.

Woman's Trail

Women frequently quilled moccasins with multiple parallel lines representing the "woman's trail." This symbol refers to the period in a woman's life when she can bear children. It is a wish for long life and healthy progeny.
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