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Feed-Sack Cloth

It seems to be a universal human impulse to put serviceable fabric to a new use [“Make Do: Feed-Sack Fashion in the First Half of the Twentieth Century” Fall 2020]. In the attached photo, you see Õie Sarv showing visitors a blouse from her extensive collection of Setomaa folk dress from southeast Estonia. The back of the blouse is made from a grain sack and will never show because it is covered when worn by the top of the one-piece, sleeveless wool dress.

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