We are a handbag brand on a mission to save the ancient art of leather mosaics from extinction.
Altari is the pioneer of cThe brand embodies the customs and traditions of founders Elvira and Alessio. Theirs is a story of connecting worlds and preserving cultures to deepen and redefine what it means to experience luxury.
Like its founders, Altari represents a confluence of east and west. Alessio has his roots near Naples, in Southern Italy, at the very core of Italy’s artisanal ‘savoir faire’. Elvira was brought up in Tatarstan, a haven for 'eastern' culture in the center of Russia and home to the art of leather mosaics - an ancient embroidery technique dating back over 1000 years and the focal point of each Altari handbag.
In purchasing an Altari design you’re not simply buying another handbag. You’re acquiring a unique piece of art, our shared human cultural heritage, and preserving its existence for future generations to live and discover.