The Alamo horsehair bag is an authentic, unused prop from the 2004 movie “The Alamo,” which was produced by Imagination Entertainment (fitting, considering the theme of this description) and distributed by Walt Disney-owned Touchstone Pictures. Even though the picture, which starred Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton, was a complete box office bomb the horsehair bag is quite the opposite. It is an excellent reproduction of a period piece from the early 1800s.
The Alamo horsehair bag measures approximately 12 inches long, 12 inches wide and 5 inches deep. The bag features a wooden frame that is built solid using nails rather than glue, which provide a sturdy structure in which to store a wealth of items. The wooden frame is surrounded by a tough canvas material that serves as a lining and blocks out dirt, dust and debris. Your belongings are easily covered using the interior closure flaps, which also include two ribbon ties. Added protection comes in the form of the heavy-duty, exterior closure flaps. These flaps are secured by way of two leather straps and metal buckles. If that does not sound secure enough, there is an even larger leather strap that surrounds the entire bag. What is that you say, this bag has your attention but you are interested in hearing more about its portability? Fear not, the bag also includes two leather shoulder straps that are not only adjustable, but comfortable as well. Also worth mentioning, are the dual leather straps found at the bottom of the bag, which appear to be used for securing a bedroll or similar items.
The Alamo horsehair bag has one final noteworthy feature – the horsehair. The exterior surfaces on this bag, excluding the back, are covered in 100 percent genuine horsehair. As if you did not know, horsehair comes from the manes and tails of horses and is highly sought after for use in a number of different products. Horsehair consists of a fibrous protein and is known for its tendency to absorb water very slowly.
I am sure you are sold on the bag already, but let me tell you where they came from. Take a look at the pictures up above and you will see one with a mailing address. That mailing address is where the manufacturer had these bags shipped for use in “The Alamo.” They came to us as extras, still in the original packaging. Interestingly enough, you can find articles online soliciting headshots and résumés from aspiring extras. Where were those items directed? They were asked to be sent to the very same address in the picture above. If you have any interest in buying one of these bags, you should probably act quickly. We do not expect them to stick around and we will not be getting anymore again.
Now let us talk uses. For whatever reason, military reenactments have become quite common. People participate in reenactments for the American Civil War, World War I, World War II and much more. Believe it or not, reenactments based on the Battle of the Alamo are rising in popularity as well. If you have any interest in reenactments, especially involving the Battle of the Alamo, then the Alamo horsehair bag is for you. As noted, it is based on an actual period piece and it is an exceptional reproduction. You may consider purchasing this bag for:
- Movie memorabilia
- Theater and state production
- Movie production
- Much more…
Just because the movie was awful does not mean the bags are – pick one up today for $99.95.