Image Credit: Tyrell Descheney
This type of wrapped legged Moccasins are worn by Navajo women.
At one point in time, young girls did not wear by this before they had their puberty ceremony. Although in modern day they wear it for fashion. They had someone specially make it for them. During the ceremony they'll choose someone to help her wrap the Moccasins on her.
Much like the Navajo Sash belt, it represented that they became a woman in Navajo society. But it all came down to the size of how big the Moccasins were when wrapped. They say it represented wealth in her family and to her husband. I'm not sure what the requirements were to get bigger size.
Modern day wraps are sometimes stuffed with towels to make them appear bigger and to keep the wraps from pitching the skin.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Your Voice Has Power!
Join We Are Navajo in supporting sexual assault survivors! Learn more about sexual assault nurse examinations available nearby