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.