There is an Irish legend of the seal people who could shift between human and seal by shedding their sealskin. They walk the earth for only a short time before returning to the sea. While they in human form they can only make contact with one person. If a man wants to keep a silkie woman, he must hide her skin. If a woman wants to call to her a silkie man she must go to the beach and shed seven tears into the sea. 16.5 x 10 x 7, 2008 - ed. 35