Mermaids have a long and storied history as part of nautical mythology. From ancient seafarers to the modern animated films, mermaids are truly captivating and charming creatures. Mermaid bookends, along with other types of nautical bookends add a touch of the sea to interior design.
Portrayed most often has half woman and half fish, tales of mermaids were a favorite of sailors. Just as with stories of sea monsters and other unexplained sightings, many these tales were dismissed as make believe. There are varieties of sea creatures that appear to have human features. Seals, sea lions, beluga whales and sea cows could have easily been mistaken for a half human sea creature, perhaps after too much at sea.
Whether you are a collector of nautical artifacts or just keeping a collection of sea stories neat and shipshape, mermaid bookends can be found in many styles and materials.