Omersa Hippo Handcrafted Leather Footstool
After mastering the art of making pigs, Dimitri Omersa embarked on expanding the range of animals. He started by introducing the very popular rhinocerous, elephant and donkey. He struck up an "exclusivity" deal with Liberty's of Regent Street, London in the early 1960's to sell these items. This arrangement expired during the mid 1970's. Animals from this period can be found with the word "LIBERTY" embossed on the underside of an ear! Dimitri Omersa had to look overseas to expand his market. He took the animals to North America (originally sold through Abercrombie and Fitch) and developed a significant following which we continue to enjoy. North River Outfitter has continued the legacy of Abercrombie and Fitch in North America and today has one of the largest collections of Omersa footstools around.
Whether you want to take the weight off you feet or simply enjoy the company of our appealing and unique handcrafted leather animal footstools, individually crafted just for you. They make wonderful presents for a special person, and large or small there is one for every occasion. The animals are made in Lincolnshire, England using the highest quality materials and standards of traditional craftsmanship. No two animals produced are alike which adds to the uniqueness of the product. This is the perfect addition to any home, and the perfect gift for the person who has it all.
Medium Hippo Footstool Measures: 32" long x 11" width x 18" high.
Small Hippo Footstool Measures: 20" long x 8" width x 12" high.
*Due to being handmade and a high volume of orders, there is currently an 8-12 month lead time for all Omersa animals.