Quality Handcrafted Leather Animals Since 1927

Welcome to the Omersa website where we aim to delight you with our wonderful hand made leather animal footstools and desk top accessories.

Omersa and Company is known throughout the world for its collection of handmade leather animal footstools and desk top accessories – the Omersa Collection. The first leather pig was made in England in 1927 and sold through Liberty’s of London, where they can still be found today. Our animals have been exported to the USA since the 1960’s where they continue to have a significant following and today can be found across the world in selected department stores.

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Testimonials

My husband was delighted to receive the medium bulldog for his 50th birthday. "General Honore" has a very distinguished presence in our home. He will be cherished for generations to come. The gorgeous craftsmanship and…
- M. Mishkind, USA
My lovely pig arrived - an anniversary present !  When I was small our GP had one in his surgery and I used to sit on him there.  I've wanted one ever since. We've called him Dr…
- Mrs. Barrett, UK
I've been meaning to register Randolph for ages! You were so good to me in getting him made in time for my 30th birthday. Thank you so much for creating this beautiful beast, he is fabulous!
- Gail, Scotland
Completely lovable!! Thank you for following up with me and for the wonderful product. Hippo was a huge hit with all the kids at Easter Brunch this morning!
- Amy Piche, USA
Hi Omersa Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for 'Arnie' the large lion he was delivered at 8am this morning, i cant believe how quickly you got him to me, He…
- Katie Buxton
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Recent FAQs

Do people collect the animals?

The animals are becoming increasingly sought after particularly older pieces that carry the “Liberty of London” stamp. The product has been exported to the USA since the 1960’s, when they were sold through Abercrombie & Fitch. They can be found in house sales, auction sites, antique dealers all over the world.  Some of our customers have quite a collection!  One elderly pig made over £800 at a Sotheby’s Stately Homes auction.

Do people give them names?

Yes! Our owners love to give their animal a name.  “Cornelius the Elephant” –  “Ronald the Rhinoceros” – “Babe the Pig” – “Henrietta the Hippo”

The name of your animal can be recorded on the Owners Database for posterity!

Do the leather animals make good presents?

Yes, wonderful.  They are ideal as wedding and special anniversary presents. They have a particular appeal for men so make a difficult present easy!  Children, of course, love to play on them and they become a very special part of childhood. Many of our customers remember playing on them in childhood whilst visiting a relative and at last purchase one of their own!

How long will the animals last?

We make the animals to last a very long time; we want them to be a part of your family.  We often have elderly animals returned for new ears or tails, a re-stain and polish, in readiness for the next generation.

How do I keep my animal in good condition?

Keep you animal away from direct sunlight as this will cause the colour to fade. Please also keep water/liquid away from the animal as these can cause marks. Leather does not like heat either so do not keep too near a sitting room fire or radiator.

We highly recommend the regular use of NIKWAX Waterproofing Wax. This product keeps the leather in excellent condition and waterproofs against water damage. It can be purchased through our On Line shop.

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