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Fabric of Louisiana

Louisiana crops were also packaged in commodity bags. Those bags that remain are some of the last reminders of the small manufacturers that once dotted the Louisiana landscape. From bags that held rice packaged in Plaquemine and Baton Rouge to those filled with sugar in New Orleans, the empty sacks serve as silent histories of long-shuttered mills.

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Intro | A Yard of "Free" Fabric! | Feed Sack Fashions | Catching the Female Eye |Fabric of Louisiana| Is it a Feed Sack? | Credits | Past Exhibitions

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LSU Textile & Costume Museum
140 Human Ecology Building
Department of Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising
College of Agriculture
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: (225) 578-5992 and 578-2281
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Converting Commodity Bags:
Recycling Circa 1940

Exhibition Dates: April 2005 - June 200