I wanna be a vaquero baby

Blink and you’ll miss it, but there is a figure riding a horse hidden on a document. Also within these documents are a fancy winged and crowned crest and a symbol that looks something like a kabob. What are they doing there and what do they mean? They are watermarks and they tell us who made the paper. Just as artists sign their artwork, papermakers, bookbinders, and scribes [possibly linked to All Pen no Press] have creative ways of leaving their mark or signatures on their work. Let’s take a closer look at how papermakers did this and the amazing watermarks in this book.