State Crest

州の紋章

3 December 1963, Madagascar
State crest of Antsirabe, Tulear and Majunga
design of coat of arms: Robert Louis & Suzanne Gauthier

Not only the nation or the head of state have their coat of arms – almost all states, cities and towns in Europe and their colonies have their heraldry.  Here some modern design of states od Majunga in Madagascar, – shows Baobab tree from the region and three boats, indicating that Majunga ( Mahajanga ) is a harbour town.  Yes, they must have crocodiles in their region, too.

This summer I met a young French designer who has her family origin from Madagascar.  It was a lovely encounter with her, to know her poetic approach in her creations.

国や国家元首だけでなく、ヨーロッパやその植民地だった都市や地方には紋章があります。これは1960年にフランスの植民地から独立したマダガスカルの州の紋章です。マハジャンガ州のもので、バオバブの木が中心にあり、三艘の帆船はハジャンガが港湾都市であることを伝えてくれます。この州にはまちがいなく、ワニも住んでいる。

この夏、マダガスカルにルーツを持つ若いフランス人デザイナーと出会いました。ヨーロッパに起源を持つデザインとはひと味ちがう、詩的な創造に楽しい刺激を受けたのでした。

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