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Michelau in Oberfranken Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Michelau in Oberfranken, Landkreis Lichtenfels, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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Michelau in Oberfranken Municipality

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It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

Michelau Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a creel Sable.
The current pattern is known from a seal from 1600 with prints from 1624. The basket on the seal was interpreted as a creel in 1927. Michelau calls itself the "cradle of German basketry". Indeed basketry had the most important local business line in the 2nd half of the 18th century. The municipality is also seat of the "Deutsche Korbmuseum" (i.e. German Museum of Basketry) since 1934.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" ( published in: "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken" vol.48), Kulmbach 1990, p.271
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

The arms are in use since the 17th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

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