Habit, monk’s

Monk's habit (Accepted)

Monk’s habit (Accepted)

A monk’s habit is an item of clothing which is worn by monastic orders to set them apart from the laity.  It typically consists of a tunic with a long cowl, or hooded robe, worn over it, tied at the waist with a cincture.  Though a period garment, we’ve no examples of a monk’s habit in period armory (except when being worn by a human figure).  The illustration is taken from the Très Riches Heures of Jean, Duc de Berry, c.1415, in a scene from the life of St. Gregory.  The monk’s habit is shown affronty by Society default.

Cain the Black bears:  Gyronny arrondi argent and gules, a monk’s habit sable.

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