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Chairman Mao Heavy Cotton 15x11x3" Bag Serve the People 1960's Era

 
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Chairman Mao's communist propaganda wasn't just limited to his little red book. He insisted on having his image displayed everywhere, including this bag, along with a short quote from his writings that roughly translates to "Serve The People". Measures 15x11x3" with dual closures and adjustable shoulder strap, imported.

 
Total number of Reviews: 20

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1.0 5
"Assuming the likelihood that a majority of your customer base probably leans to the right on the political spectrum (given the type of merchandise you carry), why would any American company try to sell a product that patently glorifies a bloody communist dictator who was responsible for the deaths of literally millions of his own people? <br><br> <b>CTD Responds:</b>We appreciate your opinion. I am sure you realize that we sell to a diverse group of customers. Not every customer agrees with all of CTD's products; however we do our best to appeal to our diverse customer base. Some may use this as a target for range shooting."
5.0 5
"i think that this is a great new product and a steal at this price what a conversation piece"
5.0 5
"Where else can you find things like this, Kudos for putting it up, Definately something your not going to see anywhere else."
2.0 5
"It's all about the money.Hopefully this won't be a big seller.Some of us are still sore about Vietnam and Korea !!!"
5.0 5
"How about people who actually bought the merchandise try rating it rather than a bunch of guys who like to sit there and say this isn't American. It is Chinese, not Korean or Vietnamese. And as much as I hate those commies, I think this is really funny. I mean, its got some old guy's face on it and some crazy Chinese writing! Thats the goofiest thing I've ever seen. I'm buying one. Buying this bag symbolizes exactly what being American is all about anyway, making fun of everyone else. I'll write a real review when I receive this item."
4.0 5
"Pretty solid, sturdy bags. Good size for books, a laptop, or a few boxes of ammo. Definitely unique."
5.0 5
"The bag was in great condition, exactly how it was advertised, minimal mothball smell too that comes with surplus items. Very Nice buy, excellent for those who appreciate it for what it is, a piece of history. Also, on a political note, it is comforting to see an item that represents Chinese communism, being sold by an American Company. Capitalism wins out over communism again."
5.0 5
"this is america! we can carry whatever kind of bag we want. SERVE THE PEOPLE... chairman mao, how ironic."
4.0 5
"Nothing says ironic better than an American teenager with a Chinese bag filled with cell phones, iPods, and other consumer goods. I love this bag!I just got my order of two of these bags today & they are very nice. Well made, with the iconic (and ironic) profile of Mao front & center. I plan to keep one and give the other as a gift to my favorite teenager. The one thing I would say is that mine are quite a bit greener than the picture. It is lighter than OD green, but green, and not nearly as tannish as the picture. This is just fine with me, just FYI."
4.0 5
"This bag is much greener than the picture and holds school books, paper & pens. Such a great price! It's really stinky, though. Tried airing it out, but it that didn't work very well. My friend and I decided that Mao is just a stinky bastard, so I'll keep using it because I really like it."
5.0 5
"This bag smelled like leather when I got it and everything that went in it smelled like leather and it made my room smell acrid and salty like leather... But this bag rocks, I own a couple of chinese Kalashnikov rifles and this makes an awesome magazine bag.Who cares what it looks like... I use to lug around my college books and it still gets the job done. Mao's picture gets attention from everyone, proggessive girls who think it looks cute to guys at the range who think the bag is ironic and ask me where did I get it."
5.0 5
"My husband orders from CTD alot, so I thought I'd give it a try and order several bags that I liked. This one is great. I'm carrying it everyday as a purse. After reading some of the other reviews, I was afraid it would stink REAL bad; but, even though it does have a wierd smell, it's not offensive. Overall, I thought the price was cheaper than DIRT; it's way cool-nobody has one like it; and I agree with some of the other reviews, it's very ironic to pack it full of expensive capitalistic, very NON-communist stuff (IPOD, cell phone, etc.). Thanks."
3.0 5
"I bought this to use as a school bag for highschool, but unfortunately it carries no more than 2 medium- sized textbooks and a folder or 3- 1 inch binders. I must say that it really is one of my best purchases, though, because nobody I have seen has this bag, and it is ironic.I does smell bad, I have Febreezed it and aired it out, but I am afraid to wash it because I don't know if the paint/ink will fade with the laundry detergent I use. If you are looking for a larger bag to carry your books for school/college, I'd recommend the Paratrooper bag. Someone in my math class has it, and it's large enough to hold a good amount of books, and it even has a shoulder pad on the strap, which the Chairman Mao bag lacks, and sometimes it hurts if you're carrying it for a while.Overall, I am somewhat satified with this bag, but I wish it would have been larger and not as smelly :DPS- It is much greener that the picture lets on, but a faded green color. Thats okay, but the tan color made more of a statement in my opinion D':"
4.0 5
"I ordered this bag as a graduation gift for a young friend of ours that loves to make a statement! He loved the bag and it is the only one of the sort that has been spotted around his college campus. I'm ordering the second one for my son that is a Sr. in High School. Our only wish is that it was bigger!"
4.0 5
"Although I don't agree with the politics of China, I am Chinese and this is a nice old bag. My dad went to school every day in the 1960's with one of these slung over his shoulder. Unfortunately, this might catch on with left wingers like it did with the Che shirtsThe stitching is good and will hold up to holding books or ammo. The clasps I don't like since they take more time to do and undo than buckles. But this is a design from over 40 years ago, so we can't do anything about it."
4.0 5
"I am really surprised to find this bag here. I am a chinese and I know this bag. The Mao's profile is there and the Chinese words mean: serve the people (one of the most famous words of Mao). To have such a bag will be very cool and unique. I am sure very few people around you will have such a bag. And it is ironic to have it here in the US, carrying a small laptop or other gadgets. I give it to 4 bullets because I just saw it and haven't bought yet."
5.0 5
"Great bag, especially for the price. Yeah, it stinks, and it's greener than it looks in the picture, but it's a great deal. Everyone likes it and it's a very uniqe bag. I'd give it a ten, but there's only five bullets.=DGreat bag, once again."
5.0 5
"this bag is awesome, yes it is communist in origin, but the cold war is over and has been for some time. my dad fought in veitnam, and he loves this bag (bought one for myself and one for my dad) carrying this bag does not make you a communist, but if you want to carry this bag because you are a communist, then more power to you this is America and you can have what ever kind of ideas that you want to have. it is greener than the pic, and yes alittle smelly but that is what can be expected of most surplus that has been setting in a warehouse for 30-40 years"
5.0 5
"I Love this bag. It does have a little bit of a smell but it's not bad like with every thing I have ordered from CTD, it came to my house fast. I will always buy from CTD. For the price you can't beat it... best purse i have"
2.0 5
"The bags cames today. When I ordered them, I was pretty excited because I thought I was getting cool antiques from 40 years ago, like the bag in the picture. I got replicas that were obviously made in a sweat shop last week. The fabric, buckles, straps and lettering are all different than the picture and they smell brand new. It was also embroidered instead of the transfer like in the picture. I guess they ran out of the real ones. I'm glad they were only 10 bucks. Too good to be true."