Bars and pales in heraldry

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BARS AND PALES IN HERALDRY

This page shows an overview of bars, pales, bends in any form or any shape in civic heraldry.

Bars

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Special bars

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Engrailed bar of any colour
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Invected bar of any colour
Nebuly.gif

Nebuly bar of any colour
Dancety.gif

Dancetty bar of any colour
Indented.gif

Indented bar of any colour
Embattled.gif

Embattled bar of any colour
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Embattled Counter-Embattled bar of any colour
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Bretessed bar of any colour
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Dovetailed bar of any colour
Potenty.gif

Potenty bar of any colour
Urdy.gif

Urdy bar of any colour
Raguly.gif

Raguly bar of any colour
Ragulyc.gif

Raguly Counter-Raguly bar of any colour
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Rayonné bar of any colour
Fir1.gif

Fir trees bar of any colour
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Fir twig bar of any colour
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Cotised bar of any colour

Barry

A shield divided into multiple bars regardless the number of bars. Named after the top colour. Officially an even number is "colour yy with xx bars", an odd number is "barry of xx and yy'. As this is not known by most people, these two categories are combined here.

Barry wavy

A shield divided into multiple wavy bars regardless the number of bars. Named after the top colour.

For barry wavy chiefs and bases, see here.

Pales

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Paly

A shield divided into multiple pales regardless the number. Named after the most (heraldic right) colour.

Bend

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Bend sinister

Bend sinister wavy

Bendy

A shield divided into multiple bars regardless the number of bends. Named after the top colour (smallest colour in the top).

Bendy sinister

A shield divided into multiple bars regardless the number of bends. Named after the top colour (smallest colour in the top).

Bendy wavy

A shield divided into multiple wavy bends regardless the number of bars. Named after the top colour (smallest colour in the top).

Chequy

A shield divided into squares of 2 colours. Sorted after the first colour (uppe rleft field for the viewer)


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