Hindeloopen Swaddlekind Hindeloopen Woman

Origin: Hindeloopen, Netherlands

Age: 18th century

Size: swaddlekind - 13 7/8" x 5 3/8" woman - 13 7/8" x 5 1/2"

Note: I have lumped together these two early cookie boards since they were acquired together in the Dutch town of Hindeloopen. Though the dealer was selling them separately, it was quite obvious that these two molds were fashioned from the same piece of wood and carved by the same woodcarver. I thought it would be a shame to split them up after being used for 200 plus years in the same kitchen, so both were purchased.