Chemise (Period)

Chemise (Period)

A chemise is a shirtlike undergarment, usually of linen, worm as an item of clothing from the 14th Century onward.  It was worn by both sexes, differing primarily in length.  The chemise is a period heraldic charge: the illustration is taken from the Basque arms of Mondunno, 16th Century [GAC fo.541v].

The chemise is affronty by default.  See also jerkin.

Wynne ferch Rhodri bears as a badge:  On a chemise argent, in pale three gouttes de larmes.

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