Wolf Coasters Set of 4

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Set of Four coasters with cork backing in a presentation box. The wolf's head design is from a pair of slippers used by Michael Collins at the O'Connor household while 'on the run' from British forces in Dublin during the War of Independence. They were donated to the National Museum of Ireland by Mrs Bridget O'Connor, whose home at Brendan Road, Donnybrook, was a regular safe house for Collins. The striking image of the wolf, handstitched in wool against the bright blue background, captured the collective imagination not only for its modern graphic look, but also in how it presents a different image of Michael Collins beyond his role as military leader.