Grain sack fabric is very popular these days in farmhouse style home decor. Vintage grain sacks were typically made from hemp fibers and decorated with stripes in blue, red, green, gold or other colors. The natural texture and neutral colors appeal to farmhouse decorators, and the beautiful fabric is used for pillows, upholstery, table runners, or aprons.
Vintage grain sacks are available in limited supplies. They were handmade in Eastern Europe by farmers during the late 1800's to early 1900's. The farmers grew hemp or linen crops, and they wove the natural fibers into sacks so they could transport their wheat or other grain to the market for milling. In order to distinguish their sacks from other farmers' sacks, they also wove a unique colored stripe pattern into the sacks, sometimes including their initials.
Authentic Vintage Grain Sack with Red Stripes
European antique distributors are currently searching all the old farms in Eastern Europe to find these popular vintage grain sacks. Since there are not that many sacks remaining, vintage grain sacks are pricey and in high demand. Antique markets offer grain sacks in a variety of conditions; some may be spotless and brand new, and others may be stained and need patching. Vintage grain sacks were utilitarian items on the farm, so the different colorings and markings on the fabric tell the story of their long history.
A Southern Bucket selects the best vintage grain sacks for our decorative throw pillows. We love the red and blue striped grain sacks, and we pair this natural fabric with unbleached cotton canvas and down feather pillow inserts to create luxury accent pillows for your farmhouse style home.
Our grain sack pillows are also available with custom hand printed personalization such as your family name and established year, or wording such as Lake House or Farmhouse. We recommend using these unique pillows as accents for your living room and bedroom. Custom vintage grain sack pillows also make thoughtful housewarming gifts or wedding gifts.
Please contact us for a quote if you're interested about ordering a pillow with your custom design or logo on the front!