Black and white cockades were the earliest patriotic statements in America. The color black came from our British heritage (they had black cockades) and French assistance during the Revolutionary War (their cockade was white). George Washington himself ordered that black and white cockades be worn by the Continental Army.
This cockade is approximately 3" wide and the streamers are approximately 4" long. The pin back is silver-plate and 1" wide. It is based on an original cockade that honored President Washington.
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?