Apr 2015

Drachen Wagen

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On April 24 American Vardo will have the first public showing of American Vardo; newly designed caravan, the Drachen Wagen, at the "Festival of Legends at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, NC this Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th! The design for the Drachen Wagen was based on the was derived from the Hex Sign produced by a local Hexmeister who was reported to be of Romani or Gypsy origin. The hex sign was intended to protect the local population from the legendary Disteldrachen, a mythological monster , which terrorized villages in South Central Pennsylvania in the late 18th century. The Drachen Wagen will feature a reproduction Hex Sign prominently displayed on the front door of the Wagen.