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Hand Made demonstrations - Taxidermy and Hindelooper Crafts

from March 19 2013 until March 24 2013

11:00-17:00h in Hand Made: Long Live Crafts

Roosje Hindeloopen - photo: Marc Dorleijn Roosje Hindeloopen - foto: Marc Dorleijn Amber Veel Amber Veel Amber Veel Amber Veel

 During the exhibition Hand Made: long Live Crafts, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be bringing crafts to life. The museum will display more than 500 objects where short video’s illustrate the process of producing the artefacts on show. The exhibition incorporates two specially equipped workshops where craftspeople will be working continuously, as well as demonstrating various craft techniques. 

Amber Veel - Taxidermy

Young designer Amber Veel has been fascinated with animal hides since childhood. During her studies at art school, she explored the technique of tanning to preserve the skins. She uses this traditional technique to produce soft scarves and slips in which the tanning process is still visible in black and brown flecks. She saves rabbit skins that would otherwise be destroyed and carefully conserves them. Amber’s designs translate her ideas about skin into tangible products.


Roosje Hindeloopen - Hindelooper Crafts

Roosje Hindeloopen has made traditional Hindelooper crafts for five generations. The Stallman family has run the firm since 1894 in the historical city of Hindeloopen. During their travels in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, merchants from this city encountered new forms and colours and applied them in their own interiors and paintings. This developed into the characteristic Hindelooper style. Roosje Hindeloopen applies decorative motifs in typical Hindelooper colours to its own handmade products.