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At the old Feldis houses they can still be discovered today: the house signs.


These symbols, consisting of geometric figures, were attached to the outside of the house, stables or objects such as chests, boxes or carts and designated ownership structures.

However, they are not to be confused with coats of arms, but they lack the so-called "tinging", the coloring. Common to the coats of arms is the clear family assignment of the house signs.

Initially used as property or property identifiers, they were passed on within the respective family like the associated houses.

House signs come from a time when not everyone was proficient in reading and writing. They were just as legally binding as the handwritten signature.


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