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Awesome bag, awesome art on this Swiss bag – it just doesn’t get any better than this!! Banksy (see more info below!!) has a couple different Balloon Girl works. The original of this particular work was painted on the Palestine-Israel Segregation wall. So typical of Banksy’s work. Although he primarily uses stencils so he can act quickly and anonymously in the dark of night, every brush stroke has been hand painted by me to LOOK like Banksy's stencil work. I think Banksy would approve of my version of his work on this bag!

This is an authentic vintage military bag from Switzerland – how cool is that??? The canvas & leather style is uber cool – they say it was a “bread bag” or “field bag” but who knows. Right now it is YOUR bag with hand painted art. The bag was issued and used by a Swiss soldier so he’s broken it in beautifully, but it is in great shape. Through cleaning and sanitizing (I’m kinda funny ‘bout these things!) I learned this is amazingly strong fabric and construction that should last forever. That’s great because my hand painting does too!


HOLIDAY SHOPPERS! Please do your Christmas shopping early this year! Handmade DOES take more time! I will be Out of the Studio from Nov. 13 – Dec. 3, but can easily accommodate all orders with a bit of planning and pre-shopping! This is very important for International Friends as the cutoff date by the USPS is usually Dec 6 or 7 for International mailing.




11” h x 10”w x 5” d

. . . . . .Grab a ruler! Compare these to a bag you already have.
. . . . . . . .Check dimensions of your books, electronics & stuff!

• 43” adjustable strap
• Large interior compartment
• 1 pocket
• Interior sleeve (no bottom, hence not a pocket!) that could hold a water bottle
• Hook closure
• Leather loops for hooking on your belt or bike
• Ideal “man bag” so it's not just for women!
• An Ipad fits Perfect!!!

NOTE: Bag may or not have the white soldier tag - depends on availability.

. . . . . . . .CLEAN BAGS for your Carrying Pleasure . . . . . . . .

My vintage military bags go through an extensive cleaning, deodorizing and sanitizing process. It’s very time consuming (and really no fun at all!) but I would want nothing less than CLEAN in a bag I purchased. Even with the rigorous cleaning, some may retain a tiny bit of the decades old military musty scent - generally only the ones with leather. Even then it’s very minor, and will go away in time. You can be sure all my bags are as clean as they will ever be!

A little Background…

"Everybody knows Banksy, but nobody knows Banksy."
Banksy is a semi-anonymous English graffiti artist. He is one of the foremost grafitti artists in the world and his artworks are often satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects include rats, monkeys, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly. His street art usually combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique.

There is a lot of public uncertainty about his identity and personal details. It is alleged Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti 1980s."

His work is fascinating, humorous and highly thought provoking. It’s definitely worth checking out!

Frequently asked questions about clpstudio

Dimensions for all bags are listed. If you're still not sure, please send me the dimensions of your computer and I'll check it out for you.
Any vintage bag can be hand washed in mild soap and line dried. Hand washing will not affect the art - the paint is permanent. It will also not affect leather trims on vintage bags. The only exceptions would be a few of the newer styles like the vertical messenger with a hard backerboard in it or the new laptop bags with leather trims.
It depends on the time of year with my painting schedule , but generally no more than 3 - 5 additional days.
If it's of similar detail and one color like others in my shop it'll vary between $5 - $10. If it's more detail and additional colors I can provide you with a quote.
This is the beauty of hand painting! Most all of the art can be painted on about any bag, unless there is a size limitation. You choose your bag and you choose your art!
More than likely not. Each style of bag is exactly the same configuration. It may vary slightly in shade or wear/storage marks on vintage bags. I have chosen to do this to keep costs at a reasonable price. If I were to take photos of each bag, by the time I color correct, crop, and edit photos there would be an increase of approximately $10 per bag. If there is something markedly different in the bag I will either note that or I will do a separate listing.

Banksy Balloon Girl on a Vintage Swiss Canvas Military Bag Satchel - Hand Painted


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  • Vintage handmade item from the 1970s
  • Materials: vintage military bag, professional leather paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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