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Antique German Grain Sack Linen Pillow - Fits 22 x 22" Insert

Antique German Grain Sack Linen Pillow - Fits 22 x 22" Insert

Regular price $ 165.00 USD
Regular price $ 165.00 USD Sale price $ 165.00 USD
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This pillow is made from an antique German grain sack from a farmhouse in Germany. The stenciled script on this pillow is as found and original to this sack. The sack's owner was a man named “Michael Muller”.

On a recent visit to my home country Germany, I was very excited to find a small, out of print book on the history of these sacks - now one of my most prized possessions! During the nineteenth century, professional sack painters would wander from one village to the next, offering their skills to farmers in need of having their grain sacks painted. These sacks were of great importance to the farmers. Only the wealthier farmers could afford to beautify their sacks with elaborate designs.

To keep track of their sacks when they took them to the mills, the farmers numbered them from 1 to 99. Sometimes the farmers also designated certain numbers to hold the various kinds of grains they harvested. So, numbers 1 through 10 may have held barley, 11 to 20 wheat, and so forth.



  • Pillow cover - made from antique German grain sack linen
  • Back of cover - made from vintage mangle cloth, a pure linen fabric from Germany
  • Hidden zipper closure
  • Condition - overall best quality, no marks
  • Part of the charm and character of vintage fabrics - sometimes may show some signs of wear, discoloration or spots


  • Filled with hypoallergenic feathers and down
  • Cover - 235 thread count 100% cotton down-proof ticking
  • No feather/down leakage
  • Purchased from luxury pillow manufacturer



  • Size - insert is generally 2” larger than pillow cover for pillows measuring 20” or more and 1” larger for smaller pillows
  • Recommend purchasing our inserts - our pillow covers are tailored perfectly to fit our inserts

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Most purchases may be returned within 10 days of receipt of shipment. Please see Refunds & Returns for more details.

Care Instructions


  • Dry clean or hand wash in lukewarm water with mild soap
  • Air dry only, no heat

Responsibly Made

Ludwiga's Linen products, including decorative pillows, home accents and lavender sachets are handmade in Morgan Hill, California.

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