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Colonial Chair - Yoka Van Den brink, Hindeloopen, 1994 Object Reg. No: SH 931249

Colonial Chair painted by Yoka Van Den Brink, 1994, using Hindeloopen techniques in Sunday colours. 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.
Wooden colonial style chair with turned legs and supports and six turned vertical struts for the back. The chair has been painted green and maroon with a floral motif in the Hindeloopen style on the seat and backrest. The underside of the chair has been signed by the craft artist.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 87.00 cm (Height), 49.00 cm (Width), 46.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural identity, cultural traditions, crafts, handcrafts, commerce, cultural maintenance, artistic practices, dutch communities, dutch immigration, hindeloopen art
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: paintings
Inscriptions: Text: 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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