Limited Edition of Belt Bags for the Heroin Crystal Exhibition

Bookshop in the Stone Bell House

Price: CZK 950

The belt bag, a small banana-shaped pouch, has its roots in antiquity. Same as it is today, it was worn on the midriff or at the waist to protect the owner’s possessions from thieves. It took its current form in the 1960s in Australia which is also allegedly where the inspiration for its creator came from – a kangaroo pouch. In the late 80s and early 90s, belt bags experienced a big boom and began to be produced by luxury brands such as Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. Until recently, the belt bag was a typically Czech fashion transgression, along with socks in sandals. But nostalgic reminiscing about the 90s has brought it back into play.

For the exhibition Heroin Crystal: The 1990s Generation of Artists at the GHMP, the GHMP has prepared a special limited edition of belt bags made from old banners, designed and made by Martina Machovičová, founder of the Mars Industries brand.

The upcycled belt bags from Mars Industries are available in two designs and each piece is an original. You can buy them in the Stone Bell House bookstore.