Lady’s Slippers are often also referred to as Moccasin Flowers, a name befitting these shoe-like, native orchids. The shapes of the flowers varies from species to species, not unlike how the styles and artistry of moccasins changes from people group to people group. The applique technique featured on this slipper is based on a pair of (presumably) Dakota moccasins from Minnesota circa 1860-1900. In the original moccasins, tiny strips and triangles of silk were reverse appliqued to the moccasin vamp, with a decorative feather stitch embroidered alongside.
Image is a print of an original color pencil drawing by Rachael Koppendrayer, printed on 100# cover.
Each card measures 5×7 inches, and is blank on the inside. Envelope is included.
802 Small White Moccasin Flower
Printed in USA