[Scriptoris] an interesting place to find heraldry

Zubeydah Jamilla al-Badawiyya zubeydah at northkeep.org
Sat Dec 8 05:30:14 PST 2007


"James I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, conferred the Order of the 
Garter on Prince Maurice in 1613. On 4 February, the prestigious decoration 
was presented by the English ambassador in The Hague. The event was 
celebrated with all kinds of souvenir items, such as this damask knapkin. It 
was probably woven at the workplace of damask weaver Passchier Lammertijn. 
While this cloth is not signed, it was mentioned by Lammertijn in a patent 
application for a special weaving technique. In addition to the arms of 
Maurice himself, the knapkin also incorporates the arms,  The arms of 
Maurice's paternal ancestors are depicted on the left: from top to bottom 
these are Nassau, Hesse, Stolberg, Königstein. On the right are the Prince's 
maternal ancestors: Saxony, Mecklenburg, Königstein again (this should have 
been Hesse) and Saxony again. of his predecessors. "

Just thought it was kinda cool and wanted to share,


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