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 Fair

Signs painted for Penobscot County Chapter of MOFGA to donation for signage of livestock barns, Common Grounds Fairground.
L-R Draft Horse Protection, 2015; Working Ox Protection, 2016; Cattle Protection, 2017                                     -MORE-

Three years running I have had the pleasure of painting a 48" diameter Livestock Protection sign for the local chapter of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) to donate as signage for a livestock barn. Additional pictures of these signs, and others mounted on homes, barns, outbuildings and even businesses across the country (supplied by happy customers) are collected HERE.

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!

"They love it, as we do & hope you feel the same. Once again, thanks for your great service and playing such a large part in making her birthday a special memory she will enjoy every day."  K.O. -- Arizona

"I am in love with your work!"  W.M. -- Massachusetts

"I received it [Earth Star Flower sign] and It's beautiful! Thank you!"  L.H. -- Oregon

 "I consider it a sacred part of my milking room."  M.W.-- Oklahoma

"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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Custom hex sign Newly updated  CUSTOM WORK pages!

12/05/17