+39 049 502471

Horse Leather

In NOVA PEL you find the finest horse leather
– cordovan shell and horse’s foreparts –
Horse Leather

Shell Cordovan

Among the specializations of NOVA PEL stands out the processing (R & D) and sale of horse leather and specifically the most valuable part: the breech horse, also known as Shell Cordovan.

Shell Cordovan, which takes its name from the city of Cordoba in Spain where the Visigoths first in the 18th century and then the Moors began the work, is the part of the rear of the horse where there is a more calloused shape in the shape of a shell (muscle fibers ). The tanning process is very expensive because most of the breech is sacrificed to make the soft leather.

Shell Cordovan is among the most luxurious leathers that stands out for its inimitable shine, resistance, flexibility and softness.



  • Difficult to work 90% 90%
  • Quality 100% 100%
  • Softness 100% 100%
  • Strenght 100% 100%
Wear enhances the exclusivity and uniqueness of shoes, bags or clothing made in Shell Cordovan.
The horse leather is typically of bright burgundy color, but there are also darker or neutral variants.

Horse’s foreparts

Horse’s forepart is the front part, including shoulders and legs, of raw horse skin.
Horse’s forepart leathers have a natural, soft and resistant grain; definitely suitable to be used for footwear but also for leather goods and clothing.
The natural elements that characterize this type of leather, scratches or imperfections, are the strong point that will identify the uniqueness of the finished product.



  • Uniqueness 100% 100%
  • Softness 100% 100%
  • Strenght 100% 100%
Use the form for futher information and as soon as possibile we will contact you.