I love this particular sack because of the colors. The red is a bright tomato red on a flax colored linen. I made this into a pillow which is sewn shut with a down insert instead of a sham because I wanted to keep the original tie intact. It is from France during the early 1900's and was formerly a grain sack. Please note that my pillows are made of grain sack on both sides as opposed to the front only. It includes a 20 x 20 down insert.