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SALE! Save $10! Framed folk art made of straw in Germany, referred to as 'Mecklenburger Strohbilder'. Handmade piece signed and dated in German on the back from 'by Elly for Lilly, 1970'.

-Good vintage condition
-There is a small space on one corner of the frame where the sides don't meet perfectly...only
a few millimeters.
-12 1/4" x 6"
-similar item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77110732/vintage-german-straw-folk-art
-If you buy both, enter MATCHANDSAVE15 for a 15% discount!

This type of art was popular in Eastern Germany. 'Mecklenburger Strohbilder' translates to 'straw picture from Mecklenburg'. The people in this region in Germany would make these pieces by hand, using a technique where they would cut, dry, and press straw, and then glue it on dark paper in different images and designs. They would sell their folk art to tourists for a relatively small amount without signing or marking their work.
This piece is marked and says it was made by Elly in 1970 for Lilly. Most of these pieces depicted some part of village life, nature, religion, or ships. I'm not quite sure what this image is exactly, but I would assume it is a scene from a village.
There is no way I could have found all of this information out without the help of fellow Etsy seller thevintagequeendom. Check out her cool vintage items here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thevintagequeendom

**shipping is a high estimate! Please know that any shipping cost excess over $1.00 will be refunded to you via Paypal!**

International shipping is available, convo me for a price!

Danke!

Vintage German Straw Folk Art Wall Hanging Handmade REDUCED

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: glass, wood, straw
  • Feedback: 81 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from North Carolina, United States.
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