This tapestry was specially made for a themed exhibition at the Orkney Museum called 'Art based on Orkney Folklore'.
Eynhallow (Land of the Finn Man) by Leila Thomson, 2001
© The artist
- 158 x 184 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £12,500)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
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