Homestead Scherenschnitte by Pamela Dalton


Fine paper-work cut out crafted from a single sheet of paper.  Featuring a family and pastoral landscape, with lightly flame-singed edges.  Mounted under glass, in cider-grained frame. Signed lower right and on reverse.

12 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches framed


Scherenschnitte, which means “scissor cuts” in German, is the art of paper cutting design. The art work often has symmetry within the design, and common forms include silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The art tradition was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century, and was brought to Colonial America in the 18th century by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.