There was great care given to homespun sacks. When they wore down they weren't thrown away and replaced, but instead were repaired time and time again, and used for carrying produce and dry goods.
Many were monogrammed by stitching or dying onto the fabric, and each hand stitched patch extended the use of these purposeful sacks. This top one is "monogrammed" for Bartolo's grandfather from Case Varisco.
When flea marketing and antiquing, unfold the fabrics, and don't shy away from the repaired pieces. They add character, history and beauty.
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