Eynhallow (Land of the Finn Man) by Leila Thomson

This tapestry was specially made for a themed exhibition at the Orkney Museum called 'Art based on Orkney Folklore'.

Details

Medium:
Wool
Dimensions:
158 x 184 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Leila Thomson

The Finn Men and their mermaid wives were believed to live in cities under the sea in winter, in summer living in Hildaland - islands invisible to mortal eyes. The Orkney island of Eynhallow was believed to have been captured by magic from the Finn Folk.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Orkney Museum Broad Street, KIRKWALL Orkney KW15 1DH 01856 873191 www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

1 May – 30 Sep Mon – Sat, 10.30am – 5pm 1 Oct – 30 Apr Mon – Sat, 10.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30 – 5pm Closed 24 Dec – 4 Jan