During the Italian Risorgimento in 1795-96, the tricolor cockade was used by revolutionary patriots. Napoleon later confirmed the colors when he freed Italy and created her flag. The colors ever since have been the symbol of Italian patriotism. This striking cockade is approximately 3" across. The silver-plated pin back is 1" wide.
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?