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This vintage white luggage set will have you traveling like an artist. The beautiful upcycled suitcases are luggage set are collaged with images of artist Frida Kahlo along with nature illustrations from an old plant almanac and bird watching books.

Plant and bird images include categories of plants (including dangerous ones) and birds of all kinds nesting, feeding their babies in nests and some accompanying info about them. Pictures of Frida Kahlo's self portrait paintings and photographs of her are also part of the collage. The collage is made of actual book and calendar pages (not copies) and they are covered with many coats of hard shell varnish to protect them. The edges and some pictures within the collage are outlined in subtle warm green glitter paint.

Included in this one-of-a-kind set is a vintage Forecast (Sears and Roebuck) 20" hardshell suitcase and a Samsonite Silhouette train case, both in off-white. The outside of the suitcases are off-white with chrome and silver-colored metal hardware. Although the suitcases weren't originally paired together, they go together nicely although the hardware and handles don't match. These are suitcases that have been a few places and have some scrapes and scuffs from their past travel adventures including two long scratches on the large piece. I think that just adds to the pieces' character. They do not look new or pristine, but who would want that? It would look like you hadn't been anywhere!

There are three keys that work for the large suitcase. (The key does not insert all the way into the lock, but it does lock and unlock the case.) The train case's key was lost along the way.

The large suitcase is pretty pristine inside. It is covered with ivory vinyl and has zipper pockets on the sides, a separator for the two sides with elastic pockets on it on both sides.

The smaller train case is a rich, buttery yellow inside and has a removable resin (plastic) makeup tray and a mirror, all in very nice shape. So luxurious! The metal clasps work well and hold the case closed securely and the handle is sturdy, although there is some discoloring and gouges out of it. The inside of the case has the typical vintage luggage smell of vinyl, but not musty or moldy.

The large suitcase measures 20" x 17" x 7" and the train case measures 15" long, 8" wide and 9" tall with the handle flat.

These cases could be used for carry-on traveling although they are art pieces and probably not up for checked-in luggage handling as they should be treated with loving care. They would be great for car, train or bus travel as long as you handled the luggage yourself. Also beautiful for home storage or decor.

I am a fast shipper! Any shipping overcharge over $1 will be refunded to you. I am not listing international shipping as it is usually cost prohibitive. If you would like a quote for a specific county, let me know but it is expensive!

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Vintage luggage Frida Kahlo suitcase traincase embellished collaged


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage book pages, vintage hardshell luggage, varnish, glitter paint
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 301 reviews
  • Favorited by: 72 people