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Monday, August 13, 2012
A New Form of Heraldic Display
Wandering about on the internet the other day, I ran across a website that uses cut and folded paper to create free-standing coats of arms. It’s entitled Welcome to Mariví’s Heraldry, and can be found in English at http://marivi_heraldry.tripod.com/index.html# (The Spanish version is at http://marivi_heraldry.tripod.com/s-index.html)
The picture here (from his site) is of his own family’s arms, Or a bend gules engoulé vert between two wolves passant sable all within a bordure gules semy of saltires couped or.
He has downloadable patterns and instructions for several different coats of arms on the site.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen this method of doing a coat of arms before, and find it fascinating. Hence, I pass this information on to you, in the hopes that you might find it interesting, as well.
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This is the bordure that the King gave to the knights that fought in the Baeza's battle.ReplyDelete
This kind of bend is very strange out of Spain, and there are a lot of wolves in the coat of arms of the north of Spain.
Hi, Xavi! I did not know that this bordure was given by the King after the Battle of Baeza. Thnk you for that information.ReplyDelete
I find that I really like the bend engoulé; it is one of the things about the heraldry of Iberia that just seems to me to be a really "cool" charge.