Device of honour

patjila

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Beside their armorial bearings, the combatants used many devices in honour of their ladies, or for disguise. To honor a lady, a combatant might wear for example “a red sleeve broidered with pearls”.

“Wear your heart on your sleeve”
This phrase may derive from the custom at middle ages jousting matches. Knights are said to have worn the colours of the lady they were supporting, in cloths or ribbons tied to their arms.

Foy porter, honneur garder
Et pais querir, oubeir
Doubter, servir, et honnourer
Vous vueil jusques au morir
Dame sans per

I want to stay faithful, guard your honor,
Seek peace, obey,
Fear, serve and honor you,
Until death,
Peerless Lady.

Guillaume de Machaut: Foy porter 14th Century

Challenge 1st Knight Chivalry: drawing with coloured pencils and water colour pencils 08-01-2012.

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