Shortly after the Bastille fell, the tri-color cockade became the symbol of the French Revolution and later of the Republic. It combined red and blue, the colors of Paris, with the royal color of white. The fleur de lis has been the historic symbol of France.
This striking cockade is approximately 3" across. The silver-plated pin back is 1" wide.
For more history of the tri-color cockade, see my blog entry here:
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?