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RARE: Antique German Grain Sack Pillow from 1848 - 22" x 22"

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This pillow is made from a European vintage grain/flour sack.
The sack has been opened and patches were removed. It was then boiled in soap water for hours to get out stains, left-over grains and flour.
Then all the little the patches were re-attached.
The linen is extremely soft to the touch unlike some scratchy linen from Eastern Europe such as Hungary.

This pillow is made from a very rare sack that belonged to a tanner (Rothgerber in German) in 1848.
A 'Rothgerber' cleanded and stretched heavy cow leather for shoes, saddles and horse reins.
His name was also unusual: Ballhas Wohnhas. (see other 3 matching pillows: one with print, two without)
He lived in Ebingen, a part of the Black Forrest in the German southern state of Baden-Württemberg.
Ebingen received city rights around 1250 from the Hohenberg ducal family. In 1367 it became a part of the kingdom of Württemberg.

Our pillows are made by real tailors with an eye for detail. Our zippers are hidden.
We use feather inserts that are slightly bigger than the cover to make sure the pillows keep their shape and the corners are filled properly.
The back of this pillow is also made from color-matching, antique, handwoven linen.
The piping is made of black vegan leather, so you can actually wash the pillow case.

Linen farm sacks were handwoven mostly in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Harvesting flax and combing it to remove the straw pieces took many, many hours. Afterwards, women and children were usually spinning the flax, men did the weaving. Tar paint was used to stamp names or initials and symbols of guilds to easily identify the owner of the sack when it was sent to or picked up from the local mill. Numbers and dates were stamped for inventory purposes. Since sacks were so valuable, they were patched up and repaired over and over again.
The silver lapel pin on the right upper corner of each pillow is our seal of authenticity.

To learn how we make these pillows here in Brooklyn, NY, watch this video on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/206715925

We take pride in producing in New York City, using local tailors and paying them 200% of the common wage.
Only US made accessories are being used.

We are proud to be part of a group that:

Reclaims
Restores
Repurposes
Restyles existing materials.
This pillow is made from a European vintage grain/flour sack.
The sack has been opened and patches were removed. It was then boiled in soap water for hours to get out stains, left-over grains and flour.
Then all the little the patches were re-attached.
The linen is extremely soft to the touch unlike some scratchy linen from Eastern Europe such as Hungary.

This pillow is made from a very rare sack that belonged to a tanner (Rothgerber in German) in 1848.
A 'Rothgerber' cleanded and stretched heavy cow leather for shoes, saddles and horse reins.
His name was also unusual: Ballhas Wohnhas. (see other 3 matching pillows: one with print, two without)
He lived in Ebingen, a part of the Black Forrest in the German southern state of Baden-Württemberg.
Ebingen received city rights around 1250 from the Hohenberg ducal family. In 1367 it became a part of the kingdom of Württemberg.

Our pillows are made by real tailors with an eye for detail. Our zippers are hidden.
We use feather inserts that are slightly bigger than the cover to make sure the pillows keep their shape and the corners are filled properly.
The back of this pillow is also made from color-matching, antique, handwoven linen.
The piping is made of black vegan leather, so you can actually wash the pillow case.

Linen farm sacks were handwoven mostly in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Harvesting flax and combing it to remove the straw pieces took many, many hours. Afterwards, women and children were usually spinning the flax, men did the weaving. Tar paint was used to stamp names or initials and symbols of guilds to easily identify the owner of the sack when it was sent to or picked up from the local mill. Numbers and dates were stamped for inventory purposes. Since sacks were so valuable, they were patched up and repaired over and over again.
The silver lapel pin on the right upper corner of each pillow is our seal of authenticity.

To learn how we make these pillows here in Brooklyn, NY, watch this video on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/206715925

We take pride in producing in New York City, using local tailors and paying them 200% of the common wage.
Only US made accessories are being used.

We are proud to be part of a group that:

Reclaims
Restores
Repurposes
Restyles existing materials.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Reviewed by Ted Alexander
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 23, 2017
Fast shipping, beautifully made with attention paid to all the details.
Antique German Grain Sack Pillow - 18 x 18"

Reviewed by Ted Alexander
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 23, 2017
Perfect in everyday. Amazing seller. Fast shipping.
Antique English Grain Sack Pillow - 22 x 17"

Reviewed by Ted Alexander
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 23, 2017
Beautiful pillow. Amazing seller. So willing to.go above and beyond to help.
Antique German Grain Sack Pillow from 1896 22 x 22"

Reviewed by Ted Alexander
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 11, 2017
This is amazing. Thank you so much for the beautiful pillow.
Antique English Grain Sack Pillow - 25 x 23"

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Length: 22 Inches
  • Width: 22 Inches
  • Type: Pillow & cover
  • Cover material: Faux leather, Linen
  • Fill material: Down, Feather
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Design: Solid
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person
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