www.museumvictoria.com.au. By Yoka Van Den Brink in 1994. Hindeloopen craft techniques date back to the 16th century, to the port of Hindeloopen, where sailors developed a tradition of handpainting domestic items to add colour to the dark houses. Wooden decorative shelf unit designed to fit in the corner of a room, can be hung. The unit is comprised of four shelves and is very ornately shaped. The unit has been painted in dark green and maroon with floral motifs in the Hindeloopen style.