Mahogany brown fur stole

For much of the 20th century, fur was considered a glamour item, conferring upon the wearer both status and style. This stole is made by Mooneys Furs. Famous for its fashion furs, Mooneys was one of New Zealand's main wholesalers, selling into the major department stores and to smaller furriers who needed to supplement their stock. The stole was gifted to the Kauri Museum by Betty Clarke.


Credit: Image courtesy of The Kauri Museum, 1998_350
Copyright: All rights reserved, image © The Kauri Museum, Matakohe
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Mooneys workroom, either Auckland or Dunedin
Garment type: Stole
Material: Dyed brown Russian squirrel fur, satin lining
Colour: Brown
Label: Mooneys Furs
Date: 1950s