Hex Sign - Irish 15 Inches
This is a Conestoga Crafts Hex Sign designed for use outdoors or indoors. Brand new item, 15" diameter, just the right size for that space on your house, garage, shed, or barn. Perfect for bringing good luck to your household or as a gift for someone you know who could use some luck (can't we all)!
In the 1700's Pennsylvania experienced an influx of German and Swiss immigrants! Over time they became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. They brought with them designs of birds, flowers and geometric patterns used in the "old country". The Amish and Mennonites kept their properties plain, but in the 1800's the "fancy" Dutch began painting decorations on their barns. Whether to protect them from evil spirits or just to "look nice" people began to call them Hex Signs and they grew in popularity.
All of our hex signs are made in the USA!
Conestoga Crafts, owned by Americana, produces hex signs in Gettysburg, PA.
In general Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs are meant to bring luck to the owner. Specific designs bring specific luck. This design has 2 Distlefinks (the PA Dutch Bird of Good Luck). Two birds - one heart adds love to this sign. The large Shamrock adds the luck-of-the-Irish (there are actually quite a few PA Dutch of Irish descent). At the bottom you find the Trinity Flowers for Faith, Hope, and Charity. This is a popular theme and eye-catching sign.
All Conestoga Crafts hex signs are designed for indoor or outdoor use! They are made of a tempered hardboard material. I recommend coating each sign with a clear enamel or varnish DESIGNED FOR OUTDOOR USE to keep the sign looking good as long as possible.