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Re: Some Territorial Heraldry of Finland

Posted: 20 Apr 2014, 23:36
by Ryan Shuflin
Chris Green wrote:
Arms of Lappi (Sw. Lappland), The Savage probably symbolises the wilderness of this northern Area.

It would be interesting to know why the heraldic artist chose to depict what we would blazon in English as a savage man wreathed about the loins and temple. Perhaps the Finnish blazon requires it. But I would have thought that a man clad in furs would have been more suitable (Autumn comes early in Lappland!).

Swedish Lapland has a similar coat of arms, however the Wild man is Gules and the field, Argent.