Hood, hawk’s

Hawk's hood facing dexter (Period)

Hawk’s hood facing dexter (Period)

A hawk’s hood is a covering for the head of a hawk or falcon, used as a blindfold to keep the bird tranquil.  It has no eyeholes, and is usually more decorative than a normal human hood.

Though a period artifact, the hawk’s hood was evidently not an independent charge in period armory.  Period heraldic examples show it worn by a hawk, as in the crest of von Waldecker, c.1450 [Ingeram 191].  It doesn’t seem to have a default orientation; the illustration shows a hawk’s hood facing to dexter.

Arik Alton bears as a badge:  A hawk’s hood affronty argent.

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