Alternative Name(s): Mangelbak

Tray painted by Yoka Van Den Brink, 1994, using Hindeloopen techniques and 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 tray constructed from craft wood with deep outwardly sloping sides and love hearts cut out of either end to form handles. Exterior of tray is painted black with gold edges, interior base is painted terracotta with blue scroll work surrounding a black centre panel. The sides have been painted in various floral motifs in the Hindeloopen folk art style. The underside has been signed by the artist.

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