Wedding Grain Sack

The rare and beautiful grain sack which graces this chair was probably a

wedding sack.  It was lovingly and meticulously hand painted as a wedding

gift and filled with a much-needed item like grain, seeds or flour. 

Most wedding sacks were not used for transportation to and from

the market or mill but were set aside for a special project such as a

quilt or, if the family was well off, saved as a treasured keep-sake.