Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Digest Number 407
> Hey Guys!!!Can you give me some resources to look at, I think it would be very nice
> I've done some research on guild symbols and can say
> that often they were not necessarily "heraldically"
to design a guild 'device' (for the heraldically disintrested, that's the
armory on the shield thingy, as opposed to the badge, which you are
supposed to put on things) that is consistent with period practice.
> Often times the modern advice we get is how itCertainly true, though the rules of tincture (heraldic color) aren't
> "shoul've been done" as opposed to how it really
> existed! If green on gold could have been
> manufactured, then why not? Most guild symbols existed
> on paper, or a wooden plaque, or a banner but rarely
> on a metal sheild.
actually based on whether something was on actual metal, but on
visibility. (You want to be able to tell the guild badge or device from a
distance, even on a foggy Pennsic morning!)
Fortunately, Green on Gold is perfectly ok in SCA heraldry as it is a
'color' (green) on a 'metal' (yellow).
The trouble was that one of the previous suggestions for the thing on the
mortar was a yellow flower (with green leaves) and it would be hard to
find a heraldic tincture to put it on that would have good contrast.
-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa