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The Selkie

Blue waves with a selkie printed over them linocut print
The Selkie by The Coventina Press

The Selkie, or seal-folk are large seals found in the Northern Isles of Scotland that have the ability to shapeshift into human form. Many folktales can be found about such creatures, many with motif of the skin of the female selkie being stolen by a man and her being coerced into a relationship for many years, unable to change back and regain her freedom and true self but forever yearning for the ocean and once she found her skin she would leave and never look back. 

The Selkie hand printed linocut print is available to buy here and as a greeting card here

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