French Hessian Grain Sack – Heron/Stork

£35.00 £21.00

Original French hessian grain sack from the Alsatian potash mines.  These sacks would have been used in the potash basin of northern Mulhouse in order to extract potash for commercial purposes.  The Heron Stork sea bird logo is a prominent symbol of the French Alsace region.  The front side of the sack is in good condition for its age and could be framed as wall art or used for a small upholstery project.  The reverse side has not faired so well and has two holes – see images.  The text reads –

Potasse D’Alsace
Marque Deposee
Chlorure de potassium
60 pour cent minimum de potasse soluble dans l’eau

Dimensions :

66cm wide
116cm long


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