Speaker showing authentic PA German dress and demonstrating a mouth harp.
PA GermanPA Dutchmouth harp
Ornamental wheat creation
Beautiful heart made of wheat and its stalks.
Hand-folded stars are dipped in beeswax when completed to help preserve colors and shapes.
paper starsfolded paperPA German
This box was about 4 inches from point to top of the rounds and took many tedious hours to complete.
Also a very tiny creation, only a few inches long. PA German people would create these in their spare time.
A single, completed paper star.
paper starhand folded starPA German Star
An example of PA German traditional art.
The next few photos demonstrate the folding of a paper star. This lady was quite quick in her folding and has spent many hours perfecting her craft.
demonstrationpaper starfolded paper star
An example of very early PA German art, which was also useful.
Skrimshaw engraving on a reproduction powder horn.
skrimshawpowder hornPA German
Skrimshaw engraving on a reproduction powder horn, photo treated to look historic.
More detailed skrimshaw engraving. Beautifully done.
A reproduction compass that would have been used by early settlers.
Detail of a reproduction flint lock rifle.
flintlock riflePA Germandetail
Beautiful leather hunting pouch decorated with naturally dyed porcupine quill decoration.
porcupine quillquilled leather hunting pouch.
Detail of the tassel on the hunting pouch.
Detail of the porcupine quilling on the hunting pouch.
Reproduction quilled neck knife.
porcupineporcupine quillquilled knifequilled neck knife
wooden boxbride's boxPA German gift
Explaination of what the bride's box resembles.
Another hand-created wooden box.
PA GermanPA Dutch wooden boxwooden box
Miniature flint lock lighter, the paper is the size of a business card!
flint lock lighterminiature flint lock rifle
Tiny domino set, hand created, approximately as long as a business card.
mini domino setdominoes
Tiny corn husk doll, authentic reproduction.
Mini cribbage board, about 4 inches long. Hand-crafted.
cribbage boardmini cribbage boardPA German Heritage Festival
Tiny smoking tongs, about 2.5 inches long seen at the PA German Heritage Festival.
smoking tongsmini smoking tongs
Tiny candle wick trimmer, good if you have a tiny, tiny candle.
candle wick trimmerPA German Heritage FestHACC Lebanon
Small straight razor, approximatly three inches long.
Small horn cup with a miniature cup and utensil set.
Tiny knitting needles
Same drop spindle with no historical photo treatment.