Colour "bends"

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Colour "bends"

Postby guineapigmuffin » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:22 pm

A discussion came up whilst at Bosworth over the weekend.
Should a "bend" be worn, left to right or right to left?

I have spent the last few hours trying to find the correct way to wear a bend.

I can not find any pictures or paintings with men at arms/knights wearing them.................until about 1700.

So, is it correct to wear a bend at medieval battle re-enactment?


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Re: Colour "bends"

Postby Phil the Grips » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:31 pm

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Re: Colour "bends"

Postby guineapigmuffin » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks, that makes great reading :)

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Re: Colour "bends"

Postby Phoenix Rising » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:39 pm

2nd that, the article made very good and interesting reading - cheers!

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