Maunch (Dextrochere)

  • Heraldry
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307



The Maunch was a popular type of clothing/sleeve worn in The Middle Ages. It featured a wide, sloping opening for the hand to be extended from. This image was featured in many Coats of Arms and on various types of Medieval Flags and Banners. When a Maunch is shown on a Shield with a hand extending from it – it is feminine (often holding a flower or branch). If not hand is present, it is masculine. They are used to confer an Achievement.