Confluence of fine craft
From start to finish, our bags cross borders, travel hundreds of miles and pass through the hands of some of the world’s finest craftsmen.
Altari makes no compromise in delivering unparalleled craftsmanship.
Our handbags are born in the Russian region of Tatarstan, where masters of the leather mosaic - an ancient art passed down from the nomadic tribes of Central Asia - fashion butter-soft Italian leather into horn-shaped arabesques. Blocks of leather are hand-bound with an ancestral embroidery technique and a thick pearled thread. This work is so meticulous and complex, a single piece could take several weeks to complete.
From our workshops in Tatarstan, the mosaics are carefully transported to Italy, into the hands of gifted artisans who have been making leather products of the highest quality for generations. In Italy, mosaics become an integral part of our modern designs.