Bag of madder

Bag of madder (Period)

Bag of madder (Period)

A bag of madder is a bundle of madder roots, wrapped in cloth and bound with cords for transport.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Dyers, c.1530 [Bromley & Child 79].  The bag of madder is fesswise by default.  For related charges, see cushion, wool-pack.

Elysant d’Antioch bears:  Argent, a bend sinister between a tree blasted sable and a bag of madder gules corded sable.

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev bears as a badge:  A bag of madder erminois.

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