|Shoulder bag by Ivan|
New leather artist Ivan Ivanoff was born into an old world leather craftsman family in Bulgaria. He is the third generation to work with leather - his grandfather was a saddle maker, his father designed ladies handbags and his mother made handbags at home.
After Ivan escaped from Communist Bulgaria at the age of 26, he lived and worked in Italy and Germany before coming to the United States. He met his wife in Manhattan and worked for many leading handbag companies int his country over the years. The last one he was with was Dooney & Burke. After some travel in Europe, the family settled in South Carolina where he again took up his leather work. Ivan creates his own designs using the old world carftsmandship his grandfather and father taught him.
|Purple shoulder handbag|
|Accented with rattlesnake skin|
|Lovely butter color handbag|
|Briefcase style bag|