Cushion

Cushion (Period)

Cushion (Period)

Cushion lozengewise (Period)

Cushion lozengewise (Period)

A cushion is a pillow or stuffed pad.  The standard heraldic cushion is square or rectangular, with a tassel on each corner; if rectangular, as in the illustration, it is fesswise by Society default.  Square cushions were also found lozengewise (i.e., bendwise) in period armory – more frequently, in fact, than fesswise.  The cushion is found as a charge as early as c.1255, in the arms of Redman [ANA2 350].  For related charges, see bag of madder, wool-pack.

 

 

The Chamberlain of the East Kingdom bears:  A cushion purpure.

La Rana bears:  Vert, on a cushion Or a frog sejant affronty vert, crowned Or.

Ashraf Qaraci bears:  Gules, on a bend rayonny between two cushions Or, a bend sable.

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