This pioneer work presents the rich and diverse decorative arts produced by the distinctive Mennonite communities in Europe, Pennsylvania, and Canada over a 300-year period. In his scholarly text, Clarke Hess identifies a host of newly recognized Mennonite artisans of traditional textiles and quilts, furniture, clocks, wooden boxes and carvings, metals, pottery, and fraktur. Derived from private collections throughout the United States and Canada, these colorful folk items of Mennonite families are all carefully identified and displayed in hundreds of color images. Designers, folk art collectors, dealers, and historians will covet this beautiful and fascinating book.
Clarke Hess is a respected historian and professional home builder living in the heart of Mennonite country in eastern Pennsylvania.

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