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Playing With Fur
Comments () | Published October 1, 2008

Fur designers are trying some new things. For example, scarves, capes, and jackets are being made from woven mink. The fur is cut in narrow strips, twisted like yarn, and woven like fabric.

Mano Swartz in Lutherville, Maryland, has designed a line of handbags in precious and nonprecious furs. Last year, the signature bag owed its hide to a skunk.

Photograph courtesy of Mano Swartz.
Mano Mano bags are handmade and one of a kind. This pink sable purse with vintage handles is $2,000.
Photograph courtesy of Mano Swartz.
Mano Mano’s silver-fox bag, made with wool and alpaca and embellished with mercury-glass beads, is $1,295.


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