This Fraktur Canvas features a large scallop-bordered circle at center which contains a
drawing of a red griffin, facing the viewer’s left, with a pearl in its mouth, and four lines
of text handwritten in German cursive script in iron gall and red inks, the single line at
bottom with date. Smaller, double sawtooth-bordered circle with additional inscription
at top center. Two scallop-bordered hearts at bottom left and right contain the blessing.
Border designs include two blue birds perched on flowering branches flanking the
smaller circle at top, three thorny stems with ovoid-shaped leaves and red berries
sprouting from each of the hearts, and double-leaved plants with wavy, leaf-like
blossoms in all four corners and at centers of sides. Entire design enclosed by an inner
green band and outer sawtooth border.
This is an original image from the early 1800’s from the Winterthur Museum’s American Decorative Arts. We are happy to select and add wool or silk threads if you wish to help complete the 11″ x 14″ mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. Available in 14, 16 or 18 mesh. Please indicate your mesh preference in the notes section at checkout. If you do not provide a preference, we will send the more popular 14 count. Please contact us if you would like for us to add your choice of fibers.