Vêtu

Vêtu (Period)

Vêtu (Period)

Vêtu ployé (Accepted)

Vêtu ployé (Accepted)

Vêtu (French for “vested”) is a Continental partition of the field, formed by two lines from center chief and two lines from the base point, connecting at the sides of the shield.  The partition thus strongly resembles a lozenge throughout; and it will conflict with a lozenge, all other things being the same.  But the vêtu field differs from a lozenge in one respect:  In normal usage, only the central part of the field is charged; the vested portions of the field remain uncharged.  (Despite this, there are still a number of vêtu fields in Society heraldry with charges in the corner portions.)

The standard vêtu field uses straight lines; there is also a variant, “vêtu ployé”, with arched lines.  For related entries, see chapé, chaussé.

Cealmhain Realt Dubh bears as a badge:  Argent vêtu ployé sable.

Damon Kirby bears:  Argent vêtu gules, four lozenges in cross gules.

Kareina Talvi Tytar bears:  Azure vêtu, a long-haired domestic cat dormant argent.

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