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Ever wish you were royalty? Well, now you can be... Queen of the Nile! Step back Kate Middleton-Windsor (I know she's only a princess). Make room for the winner of this designer feed sack. This little beauty is a special find. Becoming quite collectible these days.

This is a fun novelty feed sack from the early 1950s with an Egyptian theme. Note the out of place antenna on the pyramid and the chick with the ginormous can of hairspray for the sphinx. He has a headpiece, lady...he doesn't need spray! There are dotted lines along the top sides for arm holes. The top center is meant to be cut out for your big ol' head and the remainder of the fabric used as a mask. I suppose if you really wanted to cut this, you could use the blue piece along the bottom for a funky belt. To me, this looks hand-painted. I really don't know much about the dyes used or the printing process, though.

This feed sack is made of a soft, cozy, off-white cotton fabric that resembles linen or muslin because of the small dark fibers found throughout the sack. It is loosely woven and has one seam on the left side. It measures 20" x 38.5". No information can be found about the manufacturer, Charter House Mfg Co. from NYC. They've either gone out of business or changed their name.

When I got this little beauty from a really cool Etsy girl, it needed some love, yet it was still awesome as is. With plenty of time, patience and care I was able to restore it so that it could be proudly displayed. It had been folded and every fold had a reddish, rusty looking stain. Now these stains are barely visible. The darkest staining is along the side, which is considered the back and can be easily hidden. There are a few faint stains on the front but the back is fine. You sorta have to look for them. I prefer to see a little aging to authenticate my collectibles.

This thing has so much potential. As I stated above, in case you hadn't thought about it, you could recycle this fabric for several awesome pillows or a really sweet blanket. Or it could be reinforced to make a one-of-a-kind sleeping bag for a wee one.

If you have any questions or you need further photos, please let me know and thanks for looking!

Vintage 50s Novelty Feed Sack - Cleopatra Play Suit Costume - Recycle Fabric for Awesome Pillows or Cool Blanket

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Linen, Paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Favorited by: 13 people