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Foot Stove - Yoka Van Den brink, Hindeloopen, 1994 Object Reg. No: SH 931244

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Foot Warmer

Hindeloopen, foot stove, made by Yoka Van Den Brink in Newport, Victoria, in 1994. The small, portable, wooden box is painted in 'Weekly' colours, terracotta/ tomato with green edges. All sides are painted with floral motifs in 'Hindeloopen' style. Foot warmers were popular and practical during cold winters in the Netherlands. Hot coals in a clay pot were placed inside.

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 hand painting domestic items to add colour to the dark houses through winter. Motifs include flowers, scrolls, buds, birds and sometimes bible scenes and landscapes.
Description:
Wooden box construction painted in terracotta/ tomato colour with green edges. All sides painted with floral motifs in Hindeloopen style. Top floral decoration embellished with an image of a bird.

TOP: 4 heart motifs carved out of each corner. Circular hole cut out of centre. Signed above central hole.

FRONT: open, bottom panel decorative edge.

BASE: no decorative painting, signed by maker.
with front opening and decorative cut out section on the top. The stove is painted in terracotta/tomato colour with green edges. All sides have been painted with floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style and it is signed on the top and bottom by the maker.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.00 cm (Height), 23.50 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: artistic practices, commerce, crafts, cultural identity, cultural maintenance, cultural traditions, dutch communities, dutch immigration, handcrafts, hindeloopen art
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: paintings
Inscriptions: TOP: "Yoka v.d.B '94"

BASE: 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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