The Flax Girl at Philipsburg Manor - The History Trekker Shoppe at History and Haunts

Making Flax At Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow

Flax is the source of some of mankind's earliest cloth. Neolithic man used it. The Egyptians adorned the walls of their temples and tombs with paintings of flax plants in bloom. The Puritans brought it to our country where it reigned supreme until cotton pushed it out of the way.

Stronger than cotton and still used at times in damask and linen, taking the flax plant and converting it into a useful material was hard work and took time. To watch this young woman at Philipsburg Manor ply her trade is to step back in time.

If Vermeer had caught her in the light at this moment, he surely would have painted her. Perhaps it's the patience in her gaze, the glow of her skin, the texture of her hat or maybe the green band. This fine art print of a colonial era woman threshing flax will bring a bit of timeless tranquility to your wall.

Product Details:

Standard Lustre Prints
8 x 12 Print $32.99
16 x 24 Print $61.99
24 x 36 Print $91.99

Lustre has a satin-like sheen and a modestly textured surface which you can see when the light angle is just right.

Premium Giclée Watercolor Prints
16 x 24 Print $153.99
24 x 36 Print $208.99

Heavy, 310g paper with a subtle texture. This acid-free paper is 100% cotton fiber and is finished with a water-based protective spray. With stunning colors and matte finish, photos take on the look similar to a painting.

Giclée Canvas Boards

16 x 24 Canvas $168.99
24 x 36 Canvas $236.99

The Giclée process enables printing directly onto museum-quality canvas material, so prints will not separate over time. Protective spray coating is applied to the surface of each print to help prevent scratches and other damage. Canvas Board prints are mounted onto sturdy Gator Foamboard, a very rigid foamboard and lightweight backing with a white finish.

Full Size Download $75.00

Framing starts at $57.00 
(Framing options at checkout)
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