The family crest as a symbol of the kind
The middle ages is one of the most unique eras in world history. It was at this time a lot of new traditions, which have ever since religiously observed a large number of noble families. Speech, in particular, about the custom to create a unique heraldic symbols for the upper classes of society. Since then, the family crest began to occupy a special place in the symbolism of every noble kind.
Such heraldic emblems have special value. They described the traits of family members, social status, financial status, and sort merits before Fatherland. In Russia family coat of arms appeared only in the late XVII century during the reign of Peter I, who borrowed that tradition from European States.
The family crest had a very rich and noble members of society. This generic character was created in several stages. The first of these was the test valid and legal proof written documents of the merits of the family to the state. Accordingly, the family, who had no such merit, could not have its own coat of arms. The second stage is the development of a family emblem. This is a very important step in creating a family symbol. In the future, the image should be in harmony with several basic elements set of heraldic science. The Central element of any coat of arms is a shield. It was always located in the center of the emblem and symbolized the strength and power of a sort, the ability to defend their interests. Above the shield had to be shown the helmet of a knight representing courage and bravery of the family. An integral part of any such family symbol was the decorations in the background – various swirls and patterns, as well as a ribbon with the motto under the shield.
Family coats of arms, among other nuances, was created using primary colors: red, gold, blue and white. In heraldry, the color red has several interpretations. On the one hand, a rebellious, revolutionary and radical views of family members. On the other hand, red can symbolize temperament and passion.
Gold is another color that is often painted coats of arms. Family emblems that shade was a reflection of the wealth and nobility of a sort, of his greatness.
The blue color is extremely a lot diverse meanings. It symbolizes honesty and sincerity, and glory, and the greatness of his owners. Due to this multiplicity of interpretations, all shades of blue are so popular for creating a family of symbol.
Family coats of arms, in which there is white color, speak about honesty, justice and wisdom of a sort, and the purity and chastity of its women.
After the relatives of the determined colors and the components of the emblem, the emblem was sent to the authorities for approval. After this procedure, the process of working on it and was completed.
Today is much easier than in the middle ages, to create a family coat of arms. Pictures of these characters, which are vast, can be a great source of inspiration. So, every modern person may apply to the heraldic society, where he helps to create this family emblem.