Pennsylvania "Dutch" Hex Signs — Barn Signs — Folk Art Decor
traditionally hand drawn and hand painted hex signs, empowered prayers and folk art by hexerei Starwalker

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barn sign at MOFGA Common Ground FairBreaking news! I am excited to announce the installation of a draft horse protection sign at the peak of their barn on the fairgrounds of the Common Ground Fair. The sign, a contribution by the Penobscot Chapter of MOFGA,
was designed and painted by Jj Starwalker for the chapter. We are please to be able to share the work and support both our local chapter and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. I will also be demonstrating the drawing and painting of the signs both Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, at the Common Ground Fair. Stop by and see me!

The Hexenmeister (hex master) is the painter of traditional Pennsylvania Dutch (actually Deutsch or German) hex signs, commonly found at the peaks of barns in Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. These circular hex signs have much mystery, myth and confusion surrounding them. I was taught that they were "painted prayers," invocations and petitions made visible, asking God for the blessing of protection for home and farm, good fortune, abundance and prosperity or inviting guests to be welcome.

Like many folk arts, their roots are not clear. This site is devoted to thmighty oak hex sign for strengthe art, magik and practice of designing and painting these symbols of my Pennsylvania "Dutch" heritage, the tradition in which I was taught and the directions in which I have taken it.

Jj Starwalker

We get compliments!

"You have done outstanding work!" K.W. -- Delaware

" It is beautiful and we LOVE it! We will have a little ceremony following your instructions and carefully place it on his chosen place of display. It was a pleasure working with you!! Thank you so much. " N.K. -- Alabama

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