Millefiore

November 29, 2007

The millefiori (thousand flowers) motif has shown up in Europe and Africa for over five hundred years. I want to learn where it originated, and where it is showing up in the world today.

One Response to “Millefiore”

  1. mmedesigns said

    Lois Sherr Dubin explains in her The History of Beads (New York: Abrams, 1987) how traders and explorers carried European glass beads throughout the world beginning in the late-fifteenth century. These beads followed trade routes and sea currents as currency and barter.

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