Tag: fraktur art

  • Two Fraktur Decorated Applied-tip Powder Horns

    Two Fraktur Decorated Applied-tip Powder Horns

    Small Fraktur Decorated Applied-Tip Powder Horn (#52) This small fraktur engraved powder horn (#52) is a traditional left hand carry that can be carried either way.   It is approximately 13.5″ around the outside curve and 10″ tip to tip not including the stopper.   The Cherry base plug is 2.25″ in diameter.   The two piece applied-tip […]

  • Fraktur Painted Blanket Chest

    Given that my work fell off by about half this year due to the pandemic economic downturn,  I started to fill my time with personal projects.  This blanket chest has been on my personal project list for some time.    I finally got it finished.   This chest is approximately 50″ L x 24″ W x 28” […]

  • Early Virginia Powder Horn with Color Scrimshaw

    Early Virginia Powder Horn with Color Scrimshaw

    Shown here is a bespoke powder horn with color scrimshaw.   The form of the horn is Early Virginia with a turned  beaded hard maple base plug and a turned Axis deer antler tip.  This right hand  horn is approximately 14.75″ around the outside curve, 12.25″ tip to tip, and with a 2.375″ diameter base plug.    […]

  • Embroidered Diary Case/Shot Pouch

    Embroidered Diary Case/Shot Pouch

    Pouch 48/ Horn 56 – Embroidered Diary Case/Shot Pouch with a small southern banded powder horn. I decided to try my hand at the embroidered diary case/shot pouch on pages 34-37 of Jim Webb’s book on shot pouches and powder horns of Southern Appalachia. This is my interpretation of that bag. I made a few […]

  • Applied-tip Powder Horn with Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #46)

    Applied-tip Powder Horn with Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #46)

    I am doing scrimshaw horns right now and this one is more traditional fraktur with geometric designs and stylized flowers.   I skipped the color on this one except for the ferric nitrate stain giving a little yellow color to the horn. This right hand horn is 14″ around the outside curve and 11.5″ tip to […]

  • Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur (Horn #44)

    Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur (Horn #44)

    I am doing more scrimshawed horns right now and trying some new things.  This is my latest effort featuring a Carolina parakeet and a Northern Cardinal along with some fraktur flowers.   I hope you like it. This right hand horn is 14″ around the outside curve and 11.5″ tip to tip, not including the […]

  • Acorn Finial, Applied-tip Powder Horn #41 with Color Fraktur

    Acorn Finial, Applied-tip Powder Horn #41 with Color Fraktur

    This Virginia inspired powder horn has an applied Axis deer antler tip and turned black walnut base plug and stopper.  The base plug has an acorn finial which was common on Virginia powder horns.  The horn is technically a left hand horn, but is so straight it could be easily carried either way.    It was […]

  • Virginia “Acorn” Powder Horn #39

    Virginia “Acorn” Powder Horn #39

    This is a powder horn that I have had on my build list a while and finally got around to doing it.   It is a recreation of a horn shown on pages 334-335 of Jay Hopkin’s book Bone Tipped & Banded Horns.   That horn was found in Virginia and the acorn is a Virginia motif. […]

  • 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 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 […]