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The Art and Craft of Fur Design: Suphi Calisir

Suphi Furs is a family owned business in operation since 1975 located in Watertown Mass. A husband and wife team, Suphi and Lisa provide the latest fashions of the highest quality; they also specialize in custom-made designs in fur, leather and shearlings for the patrons they serve. Certainly this business is prized for its continued success within an industry where fewer and fewer furriers can maintain their craft. Both Suphi and Lisa are committed to the highest quality concerning their full service business with a proven track record of over 40 years in fur design and care.

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Lasell Fashion Collection
Repurposed Fur Caplet, 1930-1940
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Bonnie Cashin
Patchwork Fox, Muskrat and Leather Coat, 1970's
This unique piece is sewn entirely by hand and may have been part of a coat. Often fur designs from this era included various parts of the animal, which in this case features a series of tails attached at the center front with fabric cording. This coat consists of an artistic mix of texture with a natural color palette. The trench coat style is further enhanced by metal turn locks and a soft belted waist. During this period fashion was impacted by social shifts that encouraged creative uses of fur mixtures.
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American Textile History Museum Cothing Collection
Fur Muff, Early 20th Century
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American Textile History Museum Clothing Collection
Fur Stole, Early 20th Century
Glamourous ermine fur muff lined with an off-while silk fabric. Attached silk cording provides a functional element. Dramatic ermine fur stole that includes full-sized pelts, lined with silk fabric.
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Coat, 1930's
John Wanamaker/Tribout Shop
Philadelphia, PA
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American Textile History Museum Clothing Collection
Hat, 1937-1944
Paula, New York
Box style woven wool outerwear coat lined in acetate. The elongated fox fur collar and over-sized patch pockets add both glamour and functional elements to this chic design. Small, close-fitting black wool felt hat with high upturned mink covered brim. Fine wool knitted black scarf attachments with grosgrain ribbon sweatband and elastic strap.
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American Textile History Museum Clothing Collection
Coat, 1940's
McDonald's and Lako Co.
Syracuse, NY
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American Textile History Museum Clothing Collection
Childs Fur Muff, 1940's
Black wool side wrap style coat with leopard fur collar and cuffs. A mock belt detailing is asymmetrically placed at the waist and includes a self-covered circular buckle. This mid-calf design is lined in black silk. Brown and white child’s rabbit fur muff trimmed with brown velvet. Embellished with a matching corded strap and lined in a complimentary cotton fabric.
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Fur Headpiece, 1940's
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Coat, Late 1950's
Up to Date Co.
Kingston, NY
Mink fur and silk headpiece with a velvet wire frame. Box style coat with three-quarter length sleeves and rounded mink collar. Lined in silk, this design includes inset pockets and large bakelite buttons that add a wonderful design element to this cashmere classic.
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American Textile History Museum Cothing Collection
Fur Muff, 1960's
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American Textile History Museum Cothing Collection
Fur Pillbox, 1960's
Leopard fur muff with black ribbed silk panels. The shape is supported with a black silk lining that incorporates a zippered compartment. A knotted silk handle provides a traditional element. Classic leopard fur pillbox embellished with self covered button at the center top of the crown. Includes black grosgrain sweatband and is lined in jersey knit.
 
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Lasell Fashion Collection
Cape, 1980's
Koos Van Der Akker
Ben Kahn
 
This cape is a material collage of black broadtail, patterned fabric and metallic embellishments. Lined in quilted silk.