We save heritage from extinction

Altari is the pioneer of a new model of luxury that elevates ancient craft to prominence by offering a modern designer take on the unparalleled artistic and cultural value of ancient crafting techniques. We aim to preserve our shared cultural heritage and foster the future generations of artisans who embody it.

Leather embroidery: A forgotten art

The focal point of any Altari bag is its mosaic. The art of the leather mosaic, comprising central Asian detailing and Kazan stitching techniques, is a legacy from the ancient times of the Eurasian nomads dating back 1500 years.

Despite its deep-rooted history and cultural significance, the leather mosaic, and those who have the skill to create it are steadily disappearing. Only a handful of artisans in the world possess this ability today. We are proud to work with them

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