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Ludwiga's Linen

Antique European Linen Holiday Decoration

Antique European Linen Holiday Decoration

Regular price $ 48.00 USD
Regular price $ 48.00 USD Sale price $ 48.00 USD
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These antique grain sack mittens made from handwoven European linen will be a delightful addition to your modern/farmhouse/country Christmas décor.

There are so many ways to use these charming mittens in your rustic farmhouse Christmas setting. Use as tree ornaments, hang on cabinet doorknobs or anywhere in your home to add a rustic country feel to Christmas.


  • Mittens measure 8” long x 6” wide at the thumb
  • Antique European grain sack linen front
  • Vintage German mangle cloth linen back
  • Set of two mittens as shown


The mittens are made from antique handwoven European grain sack linen. The fabric is 90 - 140 years old and made from flax and hemp, grown by European farmers who wove the material by hand. Some linen fabrics feature stripe patterns that were woven in to identify the farmer's grain sacks when they took their grain to the local mill. Women weavers spent their evenings weaving this amazing linen. It took about one night to weave a 24-inch length of linen approximately 20 inches wide.

The backs of the mittens are made from vintage German mangle cloth, a pure linen fabric from Germany about 50 - 80 years old.

When I first started working with antique European linen, I hoped to convey to my children a sense of history and an awareness of their European heritage. I also wanted my home to connect with nature by using natural materials, instead of man-made fibers. I can hardly tell you how much we have enjoyed the wonderful items made from this beautiful linen!


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