Friday, 22 April 2011
stoat / Mustela erminea
stoat tooth burnisher
as recommended by Hilliard for the burnishing of silver when painting false jewels.
Ermines is a black field with white spots. A gold background with black ermine spots is styled erminois, and pean is a black ground with gold ermine spots. Erminites is supposed to be white with black ermine spots and a red hair on each side of the spots.
a white stoat would die before allowing its pure white coat to be besmirched