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Shaker Spirit Drawings

Tuesday, May 1st, 1990

In the nine­teenth century, women in Shaker commu­ni­ties recorded their visions of heav­enly gardens in “spirit” or “gift” draw­ings — simple gifts that speak to the heart. The words, written in tiny, spidery hand­writing, are faded and almost illeg­ible, but the little birds and hearts and flowers make the feel­ings clear.

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