Tray painted by Yoka Van Den Brink, 1993, using Hindeloopen techniques. 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

Large oval wooden tray constructed from craft wood with high decoratively cut edges. Sides are painted blue with gold edges and painted scroll details. The base of the tray is terracotta with floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style. The underside has been signed by the maker.

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