This is a gorgeous antique Hungarian grain sack that is approximately 80-90 years old. Three red 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 43 inches long by 17 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! For more ideas, click HERE.
This grain sack features three stripes down the center on a chunky woven texture in a light, natural beige color. There are no holes or patches on this sack. There is a seam up the middle of one side (see photo). As with any antique, there are discolorations and markings in areas of the fabric consistent with age.
Compared to the other grain sack currently for sale that looks similar, the stripe color on this one is slightly more faded and the center stripe is slightly wider. The background is also lighter than the other red striped grain sack. In the comparison photo included here, this grain sack is the fourth one down from the top.
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.