Farmhouse Style! Cottage Living! French Antique grain sack cloth. Vintage discovery very good condition! No holes or repaired tears, no color bleed from stripes, Inside is absolute perfection, simply beautiful.
This highly textural grain sack has natural colored fibers and it's quite thick and heavy so it's perfect to use as a table runner.
There are green, red, and blue stripes running down the center of both sides of this sack cloth. These are yarn-dyed and woven through the fabric, not printed on top so both you could use either the inside of outside of the bag. The opening of the grain sack is hand hemmed.
Due to the handmade nature of these linens (homespun natural linen fibers and handwoven on a wooden loom), there are some minor imperfections in the weave of the fabric. These are considered part of their charm.
Approx. 48" long x 18" wide (Both sides of this bag are these dimensions) Total of 96" length of cloth if opened.
Hand crafted Grain Sack
Item # 0118-05Ff stripes
HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN GRAIN SACKS: Grain sacks were originally produced about 100 years ago on European farms, to bring grain to the mill. Each sack was hand woven from hemp with a distinctive pattern of strips showing which farm it belonged to, sometimes with a hand stitched monogram. Each unique family farm marking allowed the farmers to identify their own sacks when transporting sugar, flour and grain to market. When the grain came back from the mill, the unique markings ensured the sacks were returned to their rightful owner.
These textiles are, by nature, extremely Eco-friendly. The average age of these textiles is 100 years and they were naturally home grown, home retted (in local lakes and ponds) and woven by hand. These textiles are being re-cycled today showcasing the lovely craftsmanship of past generations! Yet another feature that makes these textiles extremely eco-friendly is their durability. These textiles were designed to endure generations of constant use and will have an extremely long life. The timeless beauty of this linen and their extraordinary quality make these textiles the perfect choice for any home and an environmentally friendly choice.
Grain sack adds a bit of history and authentic vintage charm to whatever it touches!
Ships from my studio in Long Beach, California.
This vintage item in not returnable so please message me with any questions.