Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twined Bag by Tom Conde

A simple twined bag of a type used for storage and for hulling corn. Made of hemp cordage. 11"W by 9.5"H with a braided opening edge. The edges on these bags were usually very substantial and often braided like this one or had the warp strands gathered in bunches and wrapped. Sometimes dyed strands were included to create stripes and often patterns or "texture" were created by manipulating the warps strands as in this bag.

Photos by Jan Riser.

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