Antique French Linen Grain Sack, No. 7
These sacks were hand woven by the farmers wives and families during the long cold European Winters and originate from all over Europe. They were stored in large old chests until harvest time. Many sacks bear the initials of the farmers. The reason for this was communal grain stores were often used and it made for easy identification of the farmers own grain. Some of these sacks have repairs and holes that were made over the years, but we find that add to the overall character of the pieces.
This particular sack has beautiful blue letters HJ stitched in French red with a pale gray double stripe across the center.