Foi cuffed (Period)

Foi cuffed (Period)

A foi is a pair of hands clasped in friendship.  It’s been found in period Italian armory, in the arms of di Amadi, mid-15th C. [Triv 50]; the Italian term, fede, has the same meaning as the French foi (“faith”).  Given its mention in Woodward [205], the Society uses the French term.  The foi has its hands in fess by default; the illustration has the hands wearing cuffs.

Brandrick Slaywrock bears:  Vert, a foi bendwise couped Or.

Azalais de Dia bears:  Azure, a foi within an orle argent.

Guillaume de Saint Michel bears:  Azure, an armored foi in chevron issuant from the flanks, on a chief embattled argent three roses proper.

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