Swaziland Coat of Arms
Countries of the Black continent in the twentieth century have madea lot of effort to be independent, free from the power of the major European powers. Among the first steps of independent African states - create your own posters and flags. With this many posters, for example, the coat of arms of Swaziland, trying to keep the balance between the European heraldic tradition and national traditions.
Description of the official emblem
Swaziland Coat of Arms is twofold feelings. On the one hand, at its base - the classical principles of composition and include the following basic elements:
- large and small shields;
- Supporters in the images of the most popular African animals;
- torse and crown of feathers;
- Tape with an inscription.
On the other hand, there has been a violation of the proportions- The main emblem of the Kingdom of Swaziland is a bit stretched. All this is due to the fact that animal-drawn Supporters realistic. This elephant standing on four legs, holding a large shield of the trunk, and the lion standing on three legs, the fourth building on the board.
In most European coats of arms animal onwhich is assigned the role of chargers, stand on its hind legs. Therefore, the composition of these logos looks proportional shape within a square, while the coat of arms of Swaziland, rather, can be inscribed in a rectangle whose base is much wider than its height.
Another difference - in the image of animals. The coat of arms of many countries there are stylized lions, leopards, and here and the lion and the elephant look naturalistic. This also applies to the image itself, and colors in which they are painted.
The shield on the shield
This is another major difference between the officialposters African state from similar emblems of other countries. Large Shield has a traditional classical form, a small shield - part of the African warrior weapons.
Large shield painted in azure color forlittle selected black and white colors. In addition, on a large billboard vertically placed golden spear. Using traditional African shield and spears symbolizing readiness to defend the borders of the kingdom.
Crowned song Swazi Emblem and torsestylized crown, decorated with green feathers. That's what a headpiece of the king, which he is not daily, but only during important events, such as the so-called inkvala - harvest festival.