Bless your home or shed with our vintage Pennsylvania Dutch folk art sign.
Hearts, tulips and stars are common hex symbols. This particular sign contains an eight-point star, hearts and tulips surrounding a friendly German 'Willkom' greeting, and is sure to turn a few heads with the bright bold colors and graphic design. Designed by Jacob Zook.
Some believe the powerful hex symbols offer protection and abundance for the owner's family and homestead, while others see them as purely decorative. Either way, original folk art always adds charm and positivity to your space.
Hex History: Barn paintings in the form of 'stars in circles' began to appear in the early 19th century in rural communities made up of German immigrants. These art works were hand painted on walls, doors, bibles and furniture. Jacob Zook, an 11th generation Pennsylvania Dutchman, began experimenting with silk screened designs in 1942 to sell to tourists at a modest price. Other artists, such as Ivan Hoyt and Johnny Ott dedicated their lives to preserving the work of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. (More information on hex signs here.)
- ONE vintage wooden hex sign featuring an 8-point star, hearts, tulips and leaves with red border (as shown)
Good vintage condition with overall wear consistent with age and use. The base is a wooden masonite disk with the design is silk screened on one side. Surface wear includes minor scratches, marks, fading, areas of discoloration, edge wear, soil and residue. Nail hole present in the middle. Small sticker on the back identifying the symbols to mean Good Luck & Happiness. Dated to the 1990s. A lovely example of combined heritage, art and beauty.