Natural burlap comes in different weights, the higher the weight the tighter the weave. There’s a hydrocarbon free option which is made with vegetable oil instead of mineral oil so it doesn’t have the kerosene-like scent of most burlap. You can also find natural burlap that is flame retardant.
Burlap fabric has an array of uses both practical and decorative. Of it’s many uses, perhaps the most popular is for wedding décor. Natural burlap is perhaps less common in wedding decorations because shalimar and sultana burlap are more refined. That doesn’t mean it can’t be used however.
Burlap should be hand washed with cold water and a small amount of gentle detergent. Do not leave in water to soak. Rinse the fabric well and leave it to dry flat between two towels.