Authentic Amish Barn Star - large 74 CM DIAMETER - WHITE
GIANT GALVANISED IRON ARMISH BARN STAR - 75CM DIAMETER.
The tradition of the barn star in America can be traced back to the 1700’s, and to at least the 1820’s in Pennsylvania.
These Barn Stars have been hand crafted from vintage galvanised roofing irons and painted in Ohio, by the Amish people. These beauties are exclusive to Scout House in Australia.
On many older American barns, particularly German farms, one could see a large decoration in the shape of a star mounted on the face of the barn. Sometimes they were just aesthetic, but sometimes they represented the trademark of a specific barn builder.
It is our understanding the original star shape was a three-pointed star but has changed throughout the years.
Colors had significance with Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch barn paintings.
These folk art designs, many of which were star shaped, were painted directly onto each end of the barn, and date back to the 1850’s.