Friday, March 13, 2009

vintage linen grain sacks

More lovely antique grain sacks. Hungarian grain sacks were woven from home grown, hand spun hemp. usually plain or with red or blue stripes, the stripes indicated to the mill from where the grain came. Some also have hand embrodiered initials.
Vintage Romanian grain sacks tend to be a different weave, some are very heavy indeed. We have a few of these with a caramel stripe, the caramel colour was obtained by using elder berries.. picture coming soon