Perfect for 1780s through the War of 1812! This cockade is approximately 2.5" wide and comes with an optional silver-plated pinback.
The national cockade of France was white. Traditionally, Americans had worn black cockades. In 1780, as a symbol of the two nations’ alliance, General George Washington established that the American military cockade would be an Alliance Cockade – black with a white center. Many of the French troops likewise wore an Alliance Cockade of white with a black center.
People in the past wore a cockade to tell a story about themselves. I love researching what those stories were and why people wanted to tell them. People today have stories to tell too, so that's what motivates me to keep making cockades! What's your story and how can I help you tell it better?