söndag 8 maj 2016

Amish Quilt, Lancaster PA

Jag är nyss hemkommen efter två veckors rundresa i USA. På min resa besökte jag bland annat Lancaster County i Pennsylvania (PA). Här finns en av USA:s äldsta bosättningar för amish befolkning och kultur. 

I The Amish Village, museum i Strasburg PA, hittade jag dessa vackra handgjorda quiltar. 
Läs mer: The Amish Village 


Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite Amish quilts since the mid-1800’s (and some believe even earlier). Amish quilts are an expression of frugality. They not only serve a practical, functional purpose, but serve as a form of entertainment as well. Many times groups of Amish and Mennonite women gather for a quilting bee. The bee is a form of socialization and relaxation for these women. It’s a time when they can get together to visit and “catch up” with one another once their household duties have been completed. 
Läs mer:  Lancaster PA

The Pennsylvania Amish of Lancaster County are America's oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle. Arriving in PA Dutch Country allows you to step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace – one where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing power harnessed from nature. Always a vital part of Lancaster County culture, the PA Amish are involved in agriculture as well as an array of businesses and cottage industries. 
Läs mer: Discover Lancaster

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