What’s Does it Mean when you see a star on a Barn in Washington State?
There's something about barns - they're unique and seem to have a sense of calm about them. You'll find barns deeply colored in red and white, brown, blue, gray, and even yellow all over the state of Washington.
Some barns are barely standing and others are proud and in pristine condition but they each have their own character and a definite history. Some barns have symbols and meaning that only the owner could translate, but if you see a star on a barn in Washington or any barn around the country for that matter, there's a definite meaning.
What Does a Star on a Barn Mean?
The stars are known as primitive stars or Pennsylvania stars and were displayed by German-American and Dutch farmers in the early days and were typically 5-point to represent a wagon wheel. They were meant to keep evil spirits away and stood for various forms of protection and good luck - much like a horseshoe decoration over a doorway. For example, according to Tasteofhome.com, a white star on a barn represents purity and energy.
A Green Barn Star, "Hope and Fertility"
Yellow Barn Star, "Love of Man and Sun"
Black Barn Star, "Protection of the Farm"
Violet Barn Star, "Holy"
Brown Barn Star, "Strength and Friendship"
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