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Clogs - Yoka Van Den Brink, Hindeloopen, Wooden, 1994 Object Reg. No: SH 931246

Summary:
Pair of wooden clogs painted in green and terracotta with cream edging and various floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style. Made by Yoka Van Den Brink in 1994.

Hindeloopen craft techniques date back to the 16th century, to the port of Hindeloopen, in Friesland in the North of Holland where sailors developed a decorative tradition of handpainting domestic items to add colour to the dark houses through winter. Motifs include flowers, scrolls, buds, birds and sometimes bible scenes and landscapes. The clogs are painted in 'Sunday colours', that is, on a dark green background.
Description:
Pair of wooden clogs painted in green and terracotta with cream edging and various floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style. The inside of the clogs is also painted green. The soles have been signed by the painter.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.50 cm (Height), 10.00 cm (Width), 28.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: artistic practices, commerce, dutch communities, dutch immigration, footwear, handcrafts, hindeloopen art
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Inscriptions: On soles, handpainted: Handpainted 'with love by Yoka van den Brink 1994'.
Maker: Mrs Yoka Van Den Brink, Newport, Victoria, Australia, 1994
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1994

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