Pennsylvania Dutch Halloween Scherenschnitte by Peter Fritsch

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A fun display of Halloween folk art. Combining intricate artwork with short poems, this collection captures Halloween themes with poems of spiders, bats, and pumpkins. Each original entry is displayed in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect with an English translation. The artwork, a traditional style of scissor cutting, is cut from black paper, overlaying an orange background. A brief introduction reveals how this group came to celebrate October 31, and an instructional page includes a pattern for readers to make their own Halloween paper cutting.


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PETER V. FRITSCH has practiced the art of scherenschnitte (scissor's cutting) and fractur (calligraphic drawing and lettering) for more than 40 years. A seventh generation Pennsylvania Dutchman living on his ancestral far, Fritsch fluently speaks and writes in the dialect. He retired after having taught art in the public school system and Pennsylvania-German history and culture at the college level.
Published July 30, 2011 by Pelican Publishing. 80 pages
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the tradition of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, Fritsch arranges scherenschnitte (scissor-cut) silhouettes against flaming orange backgrounds.

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