Weather vane is an object that is usually put on the top of a roof and that has an arrow that turns as the wind blows to show the direction of the wind.
SILHOUETTES – This style ornament has also been in use for centuries. In Europe, businesses and guilds would display their specialty using this type of vane. In both the old and new worlds, many farmers would carve a piece of wood into a simple figure for use as a wind indicator on their barns. After 1900, the silhouette became very popular again, and often depicted fables, sporting events or humorous themes. Silhouettes can be varied with layering and many types of artistic metalworking techniques.