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Heraldic gown- German early 16th century: Design Phase

05 Aug
German heraldry in really neat format. The Triumphal Procession (in German, Triumphzug), 16th-century woodcut print, commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.  http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/2693689 Part 1 has the horses and heraldic banners. Click the view work link.Look at the dresses on the banners.
 
Here is one example. This is the flag that the rider is carrying.
Sample heraldic dress

I have been working on a design that will combine my arms on one side, with “something else.”  Originally I thought I would use my device and my badge on the other.

Herald 2
While I love my badge to bits, I think I’ve settled on the badges of folks that I have an affiliation/formal relationship with in the SCA. The red/black right side is my arms. The left yellow/bear is my Pelican’s badge, ermine/raven (specifically the raven with fleur de lis from my cadet scarf) is my Don’s, green/fox is my foster Don’s.  The ermine’s continue up to form the left side bodice as that is one of the primary prints of my fencing household. It changes the design a bit and makes it a bit more striking.Currently the design looks like this:
Heraldry Dress
 
I have not yet decided if this will be rapier armor as well. If it is, I will move the neckline up several inches and add a drop tested partlet (to be worn on the list). This dress has a target completion date of River Wars, in mid Sept. My heraldry has already been completed.
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3 Comments

Posted by on August 5, 2013 in 16th Century, German, Sewing

 

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3 responses to “Heraldic gown- German early 16th century: Design Phase

  1. Andra Keller

    March 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

    The inspiration image is fascinating, as is your whole project. Alas, the link to http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/detalle/2693689 no longer works. My simple google translate failed. Would you be able to share the search terms that you used to find the whole procession in the first place?

     

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