Welcome to another edition of feedsack Friday. Today, in order of counteract some of the chill that’s present in the northeast this time of year, we’ll feature something tropical, that venerable symbol of welcome: the pineapple. The pineapple is hardly a welcoming fruit in appearance, even forbidding with its spiky outer covering, but from the time of Columbus’ second voyage has become renowned as a special treat, and used as a symbol to welcome guests.
Feedsacks, as a part of everyday life, did not neglect representation of the pineapple, both realistically, and somewhat abstractly as we see in these examples.
Well, ok, maybe more than a little abstract in the case of those last two, but I think you’ll have to agree that those are pineapple-inspired designs, however wild and garish. Wish I could get to Hawaii this week to compare with the ones there….