UF222 Cotton Tow Sack
Mid 19th century
18 x 50 inches
Pennsylvania $350

Cotton balls were picked by hand and put into this sack. A strap was fastened on the sack and around the picker’s shoulders. This sack has never been used. If the seam was undone and the sack opened it would measure the full width of a homespun piece which would be 36” selvedge to selvedge.