Three Blue Stripe Grain Sack 3
This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is approximately 40 years old. Two blue 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 (#3 in the group photo) measures approximately 52 inches long by 19 inches wide.
The stripe detailing is on both sides of the bag and there is no seam at the bottom. The two 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! For more ideas, click HERE.
There are three blue stripes down the center on a chunky woven texture in a light, natural beige color. The weave almost gives a herringbone appearance. Combined, the stripes are approximately 1.25″ wide, outer edge to outer edge. There are no holes or patches but there is an area with what appears to be blue dye on both sides of the grain sack, as well as a few stray blue fibers (see closeup in pictures). As with any antique, there are discolorations and markings in areas of the fabric consistent with age.
I have soaked the grain sack in a combination of Oxi-Clean fabric softener two times, 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.
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