A jute bag is a bag made of a vegetable fiber called jute. Jute fiber is soft and shiny and can be spun into strong and coarse threads. Jute fiber is also called hessian. Jute fabrics are sometimes called hessian cloth. Jute bags are sometimes called gunny sacs or gunny bags. In North America, burlap is the common name for jute. The average cost of a jute bag is $10.