Unique Creations

Thanks to a Sante Fe weaver, fashion mavens are literally putting on the dog.

Yes, that long, fluffy white coat with the elegant drape and luxurious feel is woven of silk, wool and Samoyed.

A handsome, patchwork-style jacket with blocks of rich tans and browns is woven of wool, silk and chow.

And that soft, lovely-to-touch scarf in shades of white, cream and beige is made of silk and collie.

There is nothing ordinary about the creations of weaver Nancy Paap, who spins dog hair into yarn and weaves it with hand-dyed silks, wools or cottons for one-of-a-kind garments.

Eye-catching for their textures and use of colors, Paap’s finely detailed coats and jackets also feature silk linings, unusual buttons and cuffs crocheted of dog hair.