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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!

Denise

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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!
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thanks Hamish...

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

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But Matilda......... where would you put the pole???????? :shock:

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Post by Hamish McD »

Dianne, now thats a leading question... and having seen matilda fight, I'll not follow that lead!!!!! :shock:
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Post 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.
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