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This vintage military messenger bag takes on a lovely, serene tone with the hand painted cherry blossom branches. Each brush stroke was happily applied by me!

It's an authentic vintage military bag from Czechoslovakia – how cool is that??? The canvas messenger style is just plain cool.

The bag was definitely used by a Czech soldier and he’s broken it in beautifully, but it is in great shape for a 35-40 year old bag. This is amazingly strong fabric and construction that should last forever. That’s great because my hand painting does too!

NOTE: This bag may have a closure with the crossed sword buttons as shown in the last photo.


• 10 3/4”w x 7”h x 4”d

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


• Messenger style with a short/small flap and two button closure – cool crossed sword buttons!
• 44” adjustable cotton webbing strap – very comfy and long enough for cross body
• 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.
• Large interior compartment with 2 sleeves that could hold water bottles. Teeny tiny pocket to hold teeny tiny things - like coins or chiclets!
• Extremely sturdy cotton canvas (krypton-like sturdy!) This bag is stamped mid-70's and will surely outlast you!
• Belt loops on the back – should you want to put it on your belt. And hook the waist strap. And put the strap over your shoulder. You definitely won’t be losing this bag!

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

My vintage military bags have been thoroughly cleaned, sanitized and deodorized. I even press them so they look nice! It’s very time consuming (and really no fun at all!) but I would want nothing less than CLEAN in a bag I purchased. Yes, I am a geek about these bags! But with any vintage military...there may be an ever so tiny scent - generally ones with leather (minor, and it will go away with time.) Most find it negligible or nonexistent and are amazed at how wonderfully clean my military bags are!!

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.

Cherry Blossoms - Trendy Vintage Czech Canvas Military Messenger Bag Purse. Hand painted


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  • Vintage handmade item from the 1960s
  • Primary color: Beige
  • Secondary color: Black
  • Materials: vintage military satchel, leather paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 898 reviews
  • Favorited by: 578 people

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