Mussel Grainsack Lampshade STANDARD SIZES
This gorgeous classic mussel grainsack lampshade is available as a 30cm or 40cm drum.
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We do our very best to have each one carefully made, packaged and sent to you within 2 weeks of your order.
We offer a choice of fire-retardant linings; Champagne gives a warming glow, Silver a contemporary cool finish and the standard White lining which allows more light through the shade so you can see the texture and fibre of the fabric.
We recommend the champagne or white lining for the Mussel Grainsack Bespoke Lampshade
Please note, the champagne and silver linings give a reflective quality through some linens, please do get in touch should you need clarification before making your order.
WHAT IS GRAIN SACK?
Treasures from the past. Original grains sacks were hand made from long linen bolts that were painstakingly handwoven. It took the average weaver 1 night to weave 60 centimeters ( 24 inches) of this lovely fabric. The stripes commonly seen on these textiles acted as the signature of the farmer so that when they brought their grain to the mill, their sacks could be distinguished from the grain sacks of everyone else. This is why you will find such a wide variety of stripes! The plain sacks would have been either stamped or monogrammed for the same purpose.
On the other end of the spectrum jute or hessian sacks, or what may be more recognizable to some as burlap sacks, were also for agricultural use. These were stamped with beautiful rustic lettering and designs, often in black but sometimes in multiple colors. In this way hessian sacks often tell us exactly what they were used for or at least the company that owned them right on the bag!