Many different plants and flowers make up a medieval flower garden. Hundreds of tiny flowers often filled the background of late 15th and early 16th century French and Flemish tapestries and this came to be known as mille-fleurs, literally ‘thousand flowers’. Animals, birds and figures were woven into the designs. The most famous of these is the series of six panels titled The Lady and the Unicorn, currently exhibited in the Cluny Museum in Paris. A further series of seven panels entitled The Hunt of the Unicorn is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Fixing Points: two holes towards the top and each side of the tile
Dimensions: 10.1cm x 10.1cm