Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wall Pictures

Pictures were not allowed as decoration in early Amana unless they pertained to religion. Most pictures were house blessings framed in handmade cherry or walnut frames. The frames were simple with mitered corners. These were made at an early age when a child showed an aptitude for woodworking and then he apprenticed with a master. Later they framed needlepoint pictures or paintings of fruit, flowers or birds.

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