Galapagos Turtle

Our leather Galapagos turtle makes a magnificent pouffe which can be used as a footrest. The “shell” is made from a patchwork of leather and once stained and polished gives a lovely tortoiseshell effect. Inside there is a robust frame made from wood with an attached metal support for the neck.

The Galapagos turtle is now available in three sizes. The standard (and smallest size) was added in 2022.

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A gift for every occasion. Whether it be a special birthday, wedding anniversary or christening.

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The Omersa animal is primarily designed as a decorative accessory for an interior space. The larger sizes (large, medium and standard sizes) can be used as a footstool whilst the smaller pieces (small and miniature) are more suitable for decoration.
The internal metal and wooden frame will withstand the average adult weight and a certain amount of rough play but please be aware the product is built primarily as an ornament.

The main product features are:

• Top grain “unfinished” cowhide leather which will develop natural scuff marks reflecting the wear and tear of life
• Internal metal and wooden frame to give support and weight
• Hand filled with wood wool (shredded pine wood) to create shape and features
• as each piece of leather behaves differently no two animals are the same, the sizes given are approximate and will vary
• Hand stained mahogany brown, waxed, and polished  NOTE: the stain is water-based and can be susceptible to water damage. See Product Care below

Find out more information about how we make out products.

How our products are made
  • The cost of delivery is based on the delivery country, the weight of the product, the size of the packing box and the service level selected.
  • For some areas and for large parcels, the shop will say “Obtain Quote”. We will check out delivery options and provide you with a quote
  • Delivery in the UK  is by courier (DHL), on a Next Day service.  When the order is ready for dispatch we will contact you to arrange a suitable day for you to take delivery.
  • Delivery outside of the UK is by courier (DHL), with options of delivery by road (Europe only – economy service) or by air (Europe and International – express service). You will receive an email once the order has been booked in for collection by the courier.
  • Supply Terms: goods delivered within the UK, European Union, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland are supplied on a DDP (Delivered Duty Prepaid) basis.
  • Supply Terms: goods delivered to Rest of the World, are supplied on a DAP (Delivered At Place) basis. Local taxes/duties and customs clearance charges will be raised by Customs and collected from you by the delivery agent. The goods cannot be released by for delivery until these charges have been settled.
  • It is the recipients responsibility to follow up on any missed/late deliveries and make alternative arrangements. Delays may result in the parcel being returned to sender. The delivery cost is not refundable for missed deliveries.

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Leather is a natural product and like our own skin needs looking after.

To keep your animal in the best of health for a long and happy life, we suggest the following care tips:

  • Dust and apply a coat of NIKWAX Waterproofing Wax regularly (say every 6 weeks). DO NOT USE any spray or liquid polish as these will strip the colour
  • Keep your animal dry and away from water. Regular coats of NIKWAX will help waterproof your animal against water damage
  • Keep your animal out of direct sunlight and or direct heat to prevent the leather from drying out
  • Supervise very young children playing with an animal. They like to put tails, ears, etc in their mouth and the stain may come off. NOTE: the stain is NON-TOXIC
  • The product is designed primarily as a decorative item for the home. It is NOT built to furniture standards and the internal frame will only stand a certain amount of rough play!

If the colour of your animal does fade and you would like to darken up, you can purchase a bottle of 250ML Stain – Mahogany Brown to apply. To get the best results, Nikwax waterproof liquid wax should be applied after re-staining. Both products can be found under Care and Other Products.