In the sixteenth century it was well known that Sirens, or Mermaids, were part woman, part dolphin and part lion. They lived on the island of Anthemoessa, between Sicily and Italy. Anthemoessa was protected by huge boulders that dealt certain destruction to ships that ventured too closely. Sirens had an irresistible attraction upon humans; it is said they could shed their fish tail in order to attract men. (Sailors’ wives didn’t like this at all.) It is a well-known fact that countless sailors have been saved by memaids after falling overboard. However, their singing seems to present some danger.
This siren wouldn’t think of bringing harm to anyone. She is actually all woman, but likes to wear Spandex skirts. ( I can state this with assurance because once I saw a mermaid fish-skirt hanging out to dry on a closeline.) The all-weather mermaid pillow measures 19”x19”x5” and was hand-painted on an island in Puget Sound in Washington State. We have highly variable weather conditions here, and this indoor-outdoor pillow stands up to them all. The nontoxic textile paints are weather-proof and the cover can be spot cleaned, hosed down or gentle machine washed. Removable polyester fiberfill insert is machine washable and dryable.