This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is 70-100 years old. Two gray stripes down the center create a lovely focal point. This is an actual bag that was once used to store grain. The stripes and weave were specific to each farm and acted as a label as to which farm the grain came front. One side is stamped with a number that appears to be “140” (or perhaps 110).
This grain sack measures 43 inches long by 17.5 inches wide. There are two GRAY stripes on a chunky woven texture. One stripe is slightly wider than the other. There is a hole at the very top as shown in the pictures and some discoloration that is consistent with age and use.
The stripe detailing is on both sides of the bag and there is no seam at the bottom. All grain sacks are twice as long, and are handstitched together at the left and right side. The sewn sides could be undone to create one long length of fabric. Grain sacks make beautiful table runners, placemats, chair backs, chair seats, pillows, purses and more!
I have soaked the grain sack in Oxi-Clean, washed and dried it so that it is clean and ready for use. The more you wash it, the softer it will become. Wash with hot water and dry in the dryer.