Black Linen Shopper
Made from a beautiful antique hand-woven, hand-painted hemp grain sack from Europe, the textile dates from the early 1900s.
38cm x 36cm x 16cm
These fabrics originate from grain sacks that were produced over 100 years ago on European farms. Each grain sack was handwoven from hemp and decorated with a distinctive pattern of stripes and a few with hand-stitched monograms, in order to show which farm it belonged to.
These textiles are by nature extremely eco-friendly as they were naturally made from homegrown materials, home retted (in local lakes and ponds), and woven together by hand. The average age of these textiles is around 100 years old woven with linen, hemp, cotton, or a combination of the three.