Apr 16, 2013

Vintage French Grain Sack Body Pillow - Blue Stripes








Vintage Grain Sack Body Pillow made of hemp fabric handwoven from Transylvania!
Completely hand made : handwoven and handsewn.

MATERIAL AND COLOR: Medium hemp material, hand loomed in a herringbone pattern.
3 blue stripes running down the middle. The stripes are handwoven on both sides.
The fabrics tone is a pale warm natural straw tone.

TEXTURE: Medium to light weight textured fabric.

CONDITION: Vintage good condition, no hole or tear, never repaired.

MEASURES: 53inches x 19inches ( 137cm x 49cm). 

This listing is for the body pillow only, no insert.

HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN GRAIN SACKS: These grain sacks were originally produced about 100 years ago on European farms, to bring grain to the mill. Each sack was hand woven from hemp with a distinctive pattern of strips showing which farm it belonged to, sometimes with a hand stitched monogram. The reason for the 
unique family farm markings were because the farmers wanted to be able to identify their own sacks when transporting sugar, flour and grain to the market. And when the grain came back from the mill, the unique markings ensured the sacks were returned to their rightful owner.

These textiles are, by nature, extremely Eco-friendly! The average age of these textiles is 100 years and they were naturally home grown, home retted (in local lakes and ponds) and woven by hand. These textiles are being re-cycled today and showing off the extreme craftsmanship of past generations! Yet another feature that makes these textiles extremely eco-friendly is their durability. These textiles were designed to endure generations of constant use and will have an extremely long life. The timeless beauty of this linen and their extraordinary quality make these textiles the perfect choice for any home and an environmentally friendly choice.

Grain sack adds a bit of history and authentic vintage charm to whatever it touches!

These textiles are machine washable, tumble dry!

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