millefleurs tapestry

millefleurs tapestry(French; “thousand flowers”)

Tapestry characterized by a background motif of many small flowers. Most millefleurs tapestries show secular scenes or allegories. They are thought to have been made first in the Loire district of France in the mid-15th century. As they became popular, they were produced in many parts of France and the Low Countries until the end of the 16th century.

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The Borgo Press was a small publishing company founded by Robert Reginald in 1975 funded by the royalties gained from his first major reference work.

The same year Borgo Press was founded, Robert Reginald met Mary Wickizer Rogers, a student at Cal State. They married the following year and together formed the backbone of the publishing company into the 1990s.

Borgo Press specialized in literature and history, reflecting the interests of its owners. It published 300 titles between the years of 1976 and 1998. In 2003 it started up again as an imprint of Wildside Press.

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