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Clock - Yoka Van Den brink, Hindeloopen, 1994 Object Reg. No: SH 931258

Alternative Name(s): Wall Clock

Clock painted by Yoka Van Den Brink in 1994, using Hindeloopen motifs with a contemporary colour scheme. 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 wall clock constructed from craft wood and painted in t the Hindeloopen folk art style. The face of the clock is black and the edges are painted terracotta and gold, the inner face of the clock is gold with roman numerals in black. The clock has also been painted with various floral motifs and has ornate brass coloured hands. The mechanism is battery powered. The back has been signed by the maker.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 36.00 cm (Height), 1.00 cm (Width), 25.50 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: On the back, handpainted: Handpainted with love by Yoka Van Den Brink ph 03 391 2541 1994.
Maker: Mrs Yoka Van Den Brink, Newport, Victoria, Australia, 1994
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1994

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