World Grain - June 2018 - 85
[ Flour Short Story No.1 ]
This is one of over 3500 ﬂour sacks, collected with
passion and vision, and displayed in the FlourWorld
Museum for the millers of the world and the public.
Flour sacks are more than just packaging. Their artistic and symbolic illustrations tell stories about the
importance of wheat. Alongside secular motifs, the
collection also features images of religious power.
This beautiful sack from Guatemala shows the Virgin
of Covadonga, renowned for the strength and purity
of her faith and as the origin of Christian Spain. Her
strength and purity stand for the quality of the wheat
in the sack.
The FlourWorld Museum is full of wonders and surprises. The world's largest collection of ﬂour sacks is the
foundation of this unique museum. The designs and
motifs on the sacks tell a cultural and historical story
of ﬂour as a staple. And suddenly you ﬁnd yourself
in the fascinating world of grain. Since time immemorial, the possession of grain has led to prosperity,
culture, and power, divine blessing and worship, as
well as envy, greed and wars. The FlourWorld Museum tells this compelling story and brings the history
of grain and ﬂour to light.