Good vibes abound with our authentic Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign. A colorful example of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, some believe the hex symbols offer powerful 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 home or garden. This particular sign was made by Jacob Zook and displayed outdoors. Tulips, stars and leaves are common elements used in hex signs. The eight-point star symbolizes abundance and goodwill. Still beautiful and bright, it will blend in with almost any decor.
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. (Read more information on hex signs here.)
- ONE vintage wooden hex sign featuring stars, tulips and leaves (as shown)
Very good vintage condition with overall wear consistent with age and use. The base is a wooden pressboard disk and the design is silk screened on one side. Surface wear includes scratches, marks, fading, areas of discoloration, edge wear, soil and residue. Nail hole present in the middle of disk. Signed ZOOK on front by artist. Dated to the 1960s. A lovely example of combined heritage, art and beauty.