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Edwardian   • Fur Pelt Stoles & Muffs

• Use of the whole pelt •

Edwardian women wore furs as stoles or hand muffs often using the whole pelt from small animals.

Fur pelts from small animals draped around the shoulders with tails, legs, paws and scalps attached was not unusual.
Even heads with noses, teeth and glass eyes were not considered distasteful.
Some portraits can give the impression the sitter is employed as a fur trapper.

During the nineteen thirties fur was employed in a slightly more subtle form as a trim, forming the collar and lapels.


• Above photographer Alfred Price of Hartlepool

• About 1912-14 age about 20 estimate born 1894 ± 4 years