Savvatii Bastovoi is an Orthodox hieromonk from the Republic of Moldova. First of all, he is famous for his books, which are sold in hundreds of thousands of copies. Besides, he has become the first Moldovan writer to be translated into French, the writer who Le Figaro refers to as a universal genius.Making leather bags and accessories (belts and wallets) has become Savvatii Bastovoi’s recent passion. He calls his manufacture Handicrafts S.B.. Making handicrafts is integral part of the monastic life. The hieromonk carves wooden crosses and paints icons.
Handicrafts S.B. is a child of the sophisticated mind and dexterous hands. A well-done job brings people gladness and skilfully-made things make their day-to-day life better. The bags hieromonk creates are not numerous and it is hard to predict when the next handicraft will be offered for sale. Inspired by the Byzantine and Romanian folk art, the master executes all his handicrafts in traditional techniques.