This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is 70-100 years old. Three blue-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.
This grain sack measures 42 inches long by 18 inches wide.
The stripe detailing is on both sides of the bag and there is no seam at the bottom. 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!
This grain sack has a three gray-blue stripes down the center (more blue than gray) on a chunky woven texture in a light, natural beige color. There are two holes in the center of each side. There are also three patches on this unique grain sack (see photos). Patches are what give a grain sack it’s character and charm and look beautiful when you repurpose (see picture of pillow idea). As with any antique, there are discolorations and markings in areas of the fabric consistent with age.
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.