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Miniature High Chair - Yoka Van Den brink, Hindeloopen, 1994 Object Reg. No: SH 931247

Miniature High Chair painted by Yoka Van Den Brink, 1994, using Hindeloopen techniques and 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 miniature high chair constructed from craft wood. Eating tray lifts off. The chair has been painted green with terracotta coloured edges, floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style decorate all sides. The base has been signed by the maker.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.50 cm (Height), 31.50 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)

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