Hex signs are a form of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art grown out of the fraktur and folk art traditions about 1850 when barns first started to be painted in the area. They have talismanic and decorative in nature
storm-of-spearmint: “ Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. The Pennsylvania Dutch were actually Germans. Their “hex signs” were painted on barns, carved into furniture, and hammered on to utensils. They were thought to bring luck, love, and.