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Torse for helmet was a decoration worn by knights on helmets, inter alia during medieval tournaments. It played a decorative role, and its color referred to knight's coat of arms. It was decorated with hanging tongues in the back. Examples of torse can be found in the "Grand Armorial équestre de la Toison d'Or" from 1430-1461 or at Sir Thomas Holme's Book of Arms from the turn of of 1445-1450. Symbol used in heraldry, also called as wreath. It played the role of heraldic crown – it joins a jewel with a helmet. Circle-shaped torse is made of wool in at least two colors. Additionally, as a part of decoration, it has two wool tongues in two chosen colors. Matched perfectly to worn helmet.