A coat of arms consists of a set of pieces that can be either geometric, figures (natural, human, animal or fantastic) or adornments that are arranged inside and / or outside the escutcheon, which is the central object of the composition.
The shield can have several forms, depending on the country of origin, the holder or the epoch.
The action of drawing armorial bearings is called blazoning. It’s defined by specific rules and that is what determines its final composition. Within these limits each artist has all the artistic freedom to create and design the Coats of Arms according to his own talent and creativity.
The Component Parts of an Achievement
- Mantling or Lambrequin