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A tabard is an item of [[clothing]] worn over [[armour]] which is also a great way to display your [[heraldry]]. Basically it is a rectangle with a hole for the neck and is held on by either a [[belt]] or ties at the sides.
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A tabard is a simple covering worn over [[armour]] (in [[period]], usually [[maille]] armour) originally to protect it from heating up in the harsh [[Middle East]]ern sunlight of the First [[Crusade]]. It quickly became decorated with [[embroidery]] and [[heraldic]] display.
  
''See also:'' [[Surcoat]], [[Period Clothing]]
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Tabards are reletively simple:  a [[cloth]] rectangle with a hole for the neck.  At the waist is was held closed by ties or the [[swordbelt]].  Heraldic tabards were often worn without armour, as pure heraldic display.
[[category:clothing]]
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The [[surcoat]] was a more elaborate adaptation of the tabard, and dates from later in period.
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==Tabards in the SCA==
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In the [[SCA]] tabards are commonly worn over armour in the [[field]] or over [[garb]] of it.  In both cases, they are used as heraldic displays.  In the [[Kingdom of Ealdormere]], for example, [[herald]]s and guards who attend on the [[crown]] wear tabards bearing the kingdom [[arms]].
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Because of the ease of construction, many [[fighter]]s own several tabards.  Those bearing the arms of their [[barony]] or [[kingdom]] are worn when at [[war]], and those bearing personal or [[household]] heraldic displays are worn at [[tourney]]s.
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In [[A.S. XL]], King Aaron of Ealdormere issued a request at his coronation to the [[Fighting Households of Ealdormere]], encouraging them to make and wear tabards bearing the Kingdom's arms in time for the [[Pennsic War]].
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==See also:==
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*[[Surcoat]]
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*[[Period Clothing]]
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[[category:clothing]] [[category:armour]]

Revision as of 12:54, 12 May 2006

A tabard is a simple covering worn over armour (in period, usually maille armour) originally to protect it from heating up in the harsh Middle Eastern sunlight of the First Crusade. It quickly became decorated with embroidery and heraldic display.

Tabards are reletively simple: a cloth rectangle with a hole for the neck. At the waist is was held closed by ties or the swordbelt. Heraldic tabards were often worn without armour, as pure heraldic display.

The surcoat was a more elaborate adaptation of the tabard, and dates from later in period.

Tabards in the SCA

In the SCA tabards are commonly worn over armour in the field or over garb of it. In both cases, they are used as heraldic displays. In the Kingdom of Ealdormere, for example, heralds and guards who attend on the crown wear tabards bearing the kingdom arms.

Because of the ease of construction, many fighters own several tabards. Those bearing the arms of their barony or kingdom are worn when at war, and those bearing personal or household heraldic displays are worn at tourneys.

In A.S. XL, King Aaron of Ealdormere issued a request at his coronation to the Fighting Households of Ealdormere, encouraging them to make and wear tabards bearing the Kingdom's arms in time for the Pennsic War.

See also: