Jewellery Box painted by Yoka Van Den Brink in 1993, using Hindeloopen techniques and motifs and 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.

Physical Description

Wooden box constructed from craft wood with a bevelled edge along the lid and base. The lid hinges open. The box is painted blue except for the edges which are terracotta coloured. All surfaces have been painted in the floral motifs of the Hindeloopen style. The underside has been signed by the maker.

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