This WW2 USAAF Bag is fully painted by hand. Furthermore, the canvas is a vintage barrack bag (or a laundry bag) from the 1970’s. Like any vintage item, the bag has signs of wear, stains, patches and original marking.
Most importantly, this WW2 USAAF bag is a one of kind art piece.
I pay close attention to where I get my bags. So, I handpick them myself and later wash them with care. I buy them through different military surplus sellers or thrift stores. But, I always pick vintage items that have history and sign of wear such as: markings, holes or traces of rust, which make them even more beautiful and authentic.
Painting Method On USAAF Bag
I do hand paint everything myself. It does take many hours to research, draw, paint and heat press the design on the fabric. Moreover, for inspiration, I constantly study soldiers’ paintings on duffel bags and leather jackets. They are a great source of inspiration.
First, I do spend many hours on these unique bags and I do all the painting by hand. Second, the process is long. Depending on the details, it takes between one to two weeks to finish one bag. Third, I design all my stencils myself, which does take a lot of time.
Care for your USAAF Bag
It’s preferable that you don’t wash the bag. Even if it was heat pressed, it’s best not wash it and keep it rugged. However, if you do stain it, just use a wet cloth and gently rub it. It should be ok!
Packaging for the Bag
The bag will be packed in a beautiful handmade packaging. Each bag gets the best care in the world in order to reach you.