Page 1 of 1

heraldic dresses

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:07 pm
by matilda
I'm thinking about making some heraldic costume, only to be worn very rarely! but I like a challenge.

I'm ok with viewing the colours from the front, but what happens when you view from behind.....?

Should the colours be round the right way, or reversed? I have a cross in the top LH quadrant when you look from the front, so when you look at the rear view (not to be recommended on the whole.... :wink: ) should the cross be in the top left, or top right.

Should have gone for something symmetrical!


Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:19 pm
by Hamish McD
Normaly colours are identical rear as front, then if viewed from behind your still wearing the same colours, as some regiments/colours are just the reverse of others and they are designed to remove confussion not add...

but on a heraldic dress.... I'd guess it should be the same rule! :? Makes sense to me!

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:26 pm
by matilda
thanks Hamish...

I just wondered if I should be dressed as if I were a flag! :D

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:42 am
by Dianne
But Matilda......... where would you put the pole???????? :shock:

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:10 pm
by Hamish McD
Dianne, now thats a leading question... and having seen matilda fight, I'll not follow that lead!!!!! :shock:

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:31 pm
by Gerald ye Herald
Heraldic banners are a mirror image on the reverse ie: a rampant lion
always faces the 'Dexter' (pole) so would be facing it on the rear also.