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Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns

Jan 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns

Since 2001, Margruite Krahn has been unearthing historical floor patterns in Mennonite housebarns, documenting historical patterns from villages all over southern Manitoba. Her research has taken her from Manitoba to Mexico to the Netherlands and back, discovering more about the patterns, the people who created them, and what they can tell us about Mennonite life in Manitoba around the turn of the twentieth century. Resurfacing: Mennonite Floor Patterns unearths this history, highlighting Margruite’s research, as well as her original artwork, which replicates these historical patterns for new audiences today.

Join us for this free event, including admission, an artist talk and Q & A with Margruite Krahn, and refreshments.


resurfacing mennonite floor patterns
The Summer Kitchen at MHV features a historical Mennonite floor pattern based on one found in a housebarn in Sommerfeld, Manitoba, hand painted by Margruite Krahn.


Photo Credit: Grajewski Fotograph Inc.


Jan 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm