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.

Physical Description

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.

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