Category: Fraktur

  • Contemporary Fraktur Documents

    Contemporary Fraktur Documents

    What is Fraktur? Fraktur is the term for the illuminated documents created in the 18th & 19th centuries by German speaking immigrants to America. Fraktur is typically associated with Pennsylvania, but it can be found anywhere that large groups of German speaking peoples settled, including my home state of Virginia.  Fraktur actually refers to the […]

  • Fur Trade Era Hunting Pouch with Fraktur Embroidery Insert

    Fur Trade Era Hunting Pouch with Fraktur Embroidery Insert

    The Face of God Fraktur I decided that I wanted to combine my fraktur (18th & 19th Century German-American folk art) work with my leather work in some way.   Some sort of embroidery seemed the most sensible way to do it.   So, I decided to create an original fraktur design hand embroidered on a canvas […]

  • Fraktur, Banded, Applied-tip Powder Horn #37

    Fraktur, Banded, Applied-tip Powder Horn #37

    I have generally avoided scrimshaw because I have trouble controlling my hands.  However, I decided that I wanted to try again. I made this banded, applied-tip horn and added some fraktur scrimshaw. This is a traditional right hand carry horn with the horn itself from the right side of the cow. The horn has an […]

  • Fraktur Illustrations

    Fraktur Illustrations

    Original Fraktur Illustrations Shown here are some of my original designs inspired by 18th and 19th Century fraktur. Fraktur is the term for the illuminated documents created in the 18th & 19th centuries by German speaking immigrants to America.  Fraktur is typically associated with Pennsylvania, but it can be found anywhere that large groups of […]