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Musician Weathervane – Fiddler On Roof

Fiddler on the Roof Weather Vane


This Fiddler on the Roof Weather Vane is one of our favorite designs. The drama of the upswept figure, the half closed eyes as music is evoked and the delicate-appearing yet sturdy craftsmanship that goes into the construction of the hand-built violin are what we want our studio to be about. Our goal here is to create unique weathervanes that capture the essence of the subject being rendered.

The poignancy of the Fiddler on the Roof’s story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while the world and civilization changes rapidly around him. These changes manifest themselves chiefly in the strong-willed actions of Tevye’s eldest three daughters; moving progressively further and further away from long established village and religious traditions.

The solitary silhouette against the skyline makes the Fiddler on the Roof one of the best possible motifs for a weathervane, not to mention the human condition. With his music playing, the villagers are forced to leave behind their old and familiar world and make their uncertain way into the mysterious and unknown future. An apt metaphor for us all.

If your passion for music manifests along different lines, we also offer a Jazz Clarinetist, a Saxophone Player, a Trombonist and a Musical G Clef Weathervane, to mention just a few. And, because we specialize in custom copper weathervanes, if you have something else in mind, please give us a call. It is always a good day when someone calls with a new idea we can help them translate into a satisfying custom weathervane.