Sunday, July 20, 2008
M. Winger Grain Bag
This may be my favorite antique piece of textile. The weave, the color and the script painted on the bag all work together so well. The bag measures 21 1/2" wide by 47 " long. It is made from one piece of fabric folded in half. The selvage edges are overlapped and each edge sewn rather than one row of stitching on the seam. I do not know the date on the piece, but it is from Pennsylvania.
This picture shows how the bag is sewn together. The back piece overlaps on the front on one side and the front overlaps on the back on the other side. There is about a 3/8" overlap. The tie is almost worn out, but part of it is still there. J.R.
Photos by Jan Riser.