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Paradise (the mythical Garden of Eden) was a favorite theme of 19th century Pennsylvania German folk artists. On December 24, when Adam and Eve Day (also called Paradise Day) was celebrated, images of the first Man and first Woman were given to children as tokens of this celebration. This extremely rare, pictorial papercutting of Adam and Eve being tempted by the Serpent was probably made for distribution on this occasion. It was preserved in a family bible in Waterloo County and is presumed to have been made by an anonymous Mennonite folk artist. Measures approximately 9" X 11" framed.