Distelfink Crow Pennsylvania Dutch Enamel Pin by Thistle Finch Designs
Wear this Hex enamel pins to scare away witches, demons and thieves! Hex signs are a form of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, related to Fraktur, found in the Fancy Dutch tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Barn paintings, usually in the form of "stars in circles", began to appear on the landscape in the early 19th century and became widespread decades later when commercial ready-mixed paint became readily available. Hex designs often include stars, compass roses, stylized birds known as distelfinks, hearts, tulips, or a tree of life. A distelfink is a stylized goldfinch, probably based on the European variety It frequently appears in Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. It represents happiness and good fortune and the Pennsylvania German people, and is a common theme in hex signs and in fraktur. The word distelfink is the German name for the European goldfinch.
Millie, the maker behind Thistle Finch Designs, creates one-of-a-kind pieces—inspired by traditional fraktur, but with an unexpected twist. Each design incorporates the classic imagery and symbolism of Pennsylvania folk art while playfully paying tribute to the region the artist calls home.
- Measures 1.25" round
- Hard enamel and brass base metal
- Gold metal clutch back
- On paper story card
- Wipe clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
- WARNING: Small Parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years of age as this product contains small parts which could pose a choking hazard.