[ANSTHRLD] Dressing up in the new finery
nweders at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Aug 29 13:34:29 PDT 2006
How weird, I was just thinking today about sumptuary laws.
I'm not sure if the Kingdom have who can wear what, so I'll speak from
traditions in the past and let it go one from there.
Pursuivants normally wore tabard. In period they would wear them athwart,
i.e. twisted with the sleeves hanging where the front and back should
be. Heralds wore them normally. In the SCA, I think we don't really do
that but tabards were worn by anyone who was serving for a NOBLE, i.e.
Crown or territorial. this was a green tabard (not one for some knight or
Peer or other noble who hired you for their own personal herald with at
least - crossed trumpets). I think modern heralds wear cloaks as well. I
found a great article on what heralds were given as gifts in period from
performing their duties as heralds (they almost always got clothing.) It's
Baldrics are more of an SCA invention. But they are generally worn while
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