Beaded bags: Czechoslovakia made some wonderful beaded evening bags before WWII.
960894: Czechoslovakia made some wonderful beaded evening bags before WWII and this is one of the most unusual I've seen. It's wire-frame loop top is quite unique! White glass & silver beads. Silver metal zip closure. White taffeta lining in good condition. Diminutive 5 1/2 x 7 inches including handle. Very good condition. SOLD for $58 in 1997
Multicolor leather interlocking tab bags.
960281: Rarely found 30ís vintage Czechoslovakian Leather handbag, marked in incised lettering on both wooden handles "Made OF Czechoslovakia" which in a profound way may be quite true! Check page 133 of "Handbags" by Ettinger for less dramatic examples of these hand-woven leather strip bags dated 1932. The banded stripes are formed of "figure 8" shaped interlocking strips of leather. Earth tones are sparked by a rectangle of bright berry red and black & white reptile strips. Excellent condition, especially for its age. Unlined as intended. Youíll never see another one! Measures 10 1/2 x 3/4 x 10". SOLD for $65 in 2001
HANDBAGS column, February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 73
"REPLICAS of pre-war Czech oslovakian beads now being produced in America by original European makers provide a colorful new line of bags introduced by Kohner Bros. Cylindrical box shown here has shellacked wood base. Beads are guaranteed fast color, available in white, ombres, and multis."