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Rusty DorrWalk as tall as the trees
Live strong as the mountains
Be gentle as the spring winds
Keep the warmth of the summer sun in your heart
and the great spirit will always be with you


Rusty Dorr has been handcrafting Native American and American western-inspired outerwear and accessories full-time since 1971. Crafted from American deerskin, Spanish lamb, sheared beaver/nutria and a limited number of wild furs, all leathers are cut, punched and laced by hand. Her use of hairpipe and beadwork, along with her attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship have earned her an enviable reputation for four decades. Her use of unisex patterns allows her to fit people of all sizes and shapes.

Rusty's work has appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, Playboy, GQ, Yippy Yi Yea Western Lifestyles, True West Magazine, Cowgirl Magazine, The Country & Abroad, and Catskill Mountain Region Guide. In the last years, she has moved away from the wholesale market and successfully features her work in retail craft shows all over the Northeast.

In '94, she dropped her company name, Mahopa, and now uses her own, obviously memorable name, Rusty Dorr.deer

While in the past couple of years she added the Classic Field Jacket and Sojourner, more recently she has returned to creating the more elaborate Night Rider, American Spirit Embossed Lambskin lined in Nutria, Fantasia, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rides Again and Turtle Duster. She is using more Spanish Lamb (Toscana), Shearling, Sheared Beaver and Nutria.

With her business increasing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, the future looks bright and busy. In 2000, she built a second studio where people can come, by appointment only, to shop and try on some of her wonderful pieces. She feels the Catskills are the perfect place to practice her craft, surrounded by the very balance of nature and the beauty of the land that inspires her.



You can contact Rusty at:
E-mail: rusty@rustydorr.com
Toll Free: 1-877-RUSTYDORR (1-877-787-8936)

N.Y.S: 1-845-586-3435