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Elisa Nepi

Elisa Nepi Leatherworker
Italian, English, French, Portuguese
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 19:30
+39 0668307292
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A family affinity with leather

  • • Elisa took over her parents workshop
  • • The first object she made was a bag
  • • She cherishes the relationships she builds with clients

Elisa Nepi born in 1976, first stepped foot into her parents' leather workshop in Rome at a very tender age and has remained captivated by it ever since. After growing up surrounded by the smell of leather, Elisa remained there and became a creative after experience as a cashier. Now she thinks up and creates items, from bags to wallets. Together with her Sister-in-law Flavia and her Father Fulvio, under the supervision of her Mother Simonetta, Elisa continues the activity that her parents began in 1972, turning her childhood encounter into her career. The difference for her is the relationships she makes with customers: "People like to talk and explain to me what they want. What comes out is not only an object but a testament of a relationship".

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Belt sash

This elegant belt sash has been handmade from brown and black calf leather. The leather belt can easily be worn around the waist. The belt is perfect for both casual and formal occasions.

Height 7.5 cm
Length 130 cm

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The straps of this elegant handmade backpack were shaped from strips of yellow ochre calfskin. The body of the backpack is made from dyed black cowhide.

Length 26 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 29 cm

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This medium size handbag was shaped from a single piece of vegetable tanned cowhide. The saddlebag can be worn with an adjustable leather strap made from the same material.

Length 26 cm
Width 7 cm
Height 22 cm

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Fiore Campanula

This leather keychain, shaped like a rose, is fitted with a spiral ring on the knotted rose stem. The rose petals are made with various hues of dyed purple leather and the stem with deep green toned leather.

Length 18 cm

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Portafoglio Modello 1909

This colourful threefold wallet is perfect for keeping cards as well as notes. The leather wallet can be made from calf or cowhide leather in a variety of colours.

Length 15 cm
Width 2 cm
Height 10 cm

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