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In [[heraldry]] a '''fur''' is one of the types of [[tincture]]s (along with [[colour]]s and [[metal]]s). There are many varieties of furs, including ''[[ermine]], [[counter-ermine]], [[erminois]], [[pean]],'' and ''[[vair]]''.
 
In [[heraldry]] a '''fur''' is one of the types of [[tincture]]s (along with [[colour]]s and [[metal]]s). There are many varieties of furs, including ''[[ermine]], [[counter-ermine]], [[erminois]], [[pean]],'' and ''[[vair]]''.
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In the [[period]] [[arts]] of [[painting]] and [[drawing]], fur is used to make [[paintbrush]]es. The fur of [[squirrel]]s, different kinds of [[weasel]]s, [[pig|hog]]s, [[goat]]s and even [[wolf|wolves]] were often used for this purpose.
   
 
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[[category:materials (medieval)]]

Latest revision as of 07:09, 4 July 2007

In heraldry a fur is one of the types of tinctures (along with colours and metals). There are many varieties of furs, including ermine, counter-ermine, erminois, pean, and vair.

In the period arts of painting and drawing, fur is used to make paintbrushes. The fur of squirrels, different kinds of weasels, hogs, goats and even wolves were often used for this purpose.