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The Mix Tape is a glorious thing! It's something that has probably touched most - either by making one or receiving one as a gift. One essayist has even called the personal Mix Tape "the most widely practiced American art form." It is truly artistic to carefully choose and arrange the songs that evoke a certain feeling or celebrate a special time. Granted, now most are on CD’s or MP3 players, but they’re still called the old fashioned Mix Tape. (Kinda like how we still call a CD an album.) They’re wonderful, individualized pieces of art that and anyone can create. They’re glorious!

And so is this bag! It’s a vintage Czech Military bag with date stamps between the 50's and 60's. This canvas messenger style is just plain cool – they say it was a bread bag. But now it is YOUR bag with a hand painted MixTape on it. Each brushstroke was happily applied by me! The bag was used by a Czech 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!

NOTE: These bags will generally have a stamped or handwritten number somewhere on the outside of the bag. It may affect placement of art!

The Bag…It's awesome!

~ 11h x 9.25w x 3.5d
~ Nice long adjustable shoulder strap - can be worn cross body or on the shoulder
~ 3 compartments to keep all your stuff in order – there are dividers that go to, but aren’t attached at the bottom.
~ Nifty small pocket with a snap closure – great for a phone, keys, other things that might get lost at the bottom.
~ Wooden toggles for closure, but the flap stays closed quite well on its own.
~ Man Bag! Man Satchel! But women like them too!
~ Ideal for an Ipad as one of the compartments is sized perfectly! Bonus! The book in the inside pic measures 9.5 x 8 x 1, just a smidge bigger than an I pad. This bag is an awesome way to traipse around with your Ipad – you’ll look so cool!
~ Uber nifty waist strap (see pic) that secures the bag around your waist too - great for traveling to prevent theft! You could also use it to hold your car keys.

. . . . . . . .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!

Mixed Tape Vintage Czech Military Messenger Bag Satchel - Hand Painted

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage czech bag, leather paint
  • Ships worldwide from Missouri, United States
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