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.

Physical Description

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.

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