The first rhinoceros was designed by Dimitri Omersa in the late 1950’s and offered to Liberty’s of London for resale. The immediate success of the rhinoceros led it to becoming the Omersa logo. We are proud of its continued popularity being occasionally pipped to the post by the hippopotamus as top BEST SELLER.
Today the rhinoceros is available in 6 different sizes ranging from our magnificent superking rhinoceros at just under 6 feet in length to our miniature size.
Our animals are made to order. Our current lead time is 6-8 weeks.
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.
Worldwide delivery is available. For some areas the shop will ask you to “Obtain Quote”. This is so we can check out up to date costings and possible alternatives.
The cost of delivery is based on the delivery country, the weight of the product, and the size of the packing box.
Delivery in the UK is by courier, on a Next Day service. When the order is ready for dispatch we will contact you to arrange a suitable day to take delivery.
Delivery outside of the UK is by courier, with the options of delivery by road (Europe only – economy service) or by air (express service).
Delivery to countries not served by our courier and parcels that exceed courier dimension allowance will say “Obtain Quote” at the checkout. We will check out delivery options for you and provide a quote
We supply goods under the Terms of Trade DAP, delivered at place. For deliveries outside of the UK, local taxes/duties and customs clearance charges will be raised upon the import of goods into the destination country. These costs are for the account of the recipient and will be collected from you by the delivery agent. The goods cannot be released by customs until these charges have been settled. Please do not delay payment otherwise additional charges for storage etc may be raised
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.