Great set of 3 nesting Chinese import suitcases, overnight bags, weekender luggage made with wicker - rattan and bamboo frame c. 1960's. There is an alternative pattern of dark pink and natural rattan that is identical on all the pieces, and a domed body. Wide natural bamboo holds it all together. Metal clasp that can be locked and rattan covered metal handles. I have had these forever and they are great display and a nice way to take a weekend road trip, hotel stay or get-away. . Will not hold up to abuse or plane, train or bus luggage compartment. I purchased these in the 1970's in China Town when my daughter was going to a community college daycare center in the area. Last photo is me and my family vacationing - me with the bag in another lifetime LoL.
CONDITION: Excellent vintage condition. No damage to speak of. No repairs, no odor and no fading. There are a few strips of rattan binding missing but does not affect the structure or look.
SIZE: Largest 18 wide x 15 deep x 10 high - Medium 17 wide x 13 deep x 9 high - Smaller 16 wide x 11 deep x 8 high - handles are 3 inches high on each.
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