In Dixieland I'll take my stand!
Men, woman and children wore these Southern patriotic rosettes during the Civil War to show support for secession. This beautiful cockade is based on 1860s original cockades.
Satin ribbon, reproduction Maryland military button, hand-sewn onto buckram. Approximately 2" (5 cm) across rosette. Streamers are approximately 3" (7.5 cm) long. Pin on back is silver-plated and 1" (2.5 cm) wide.
Secession Cockades were worn in the 1860s by anyone who sympathized with the southern cause. Since they were initiated in South Carolina, they were often blue like the South Carolina flag.
Maryland. – The cockade is formed of a double rosette of blue silk, with blue pendants, and fastened the same as that of Virginia, with the State button, and the single world “Maryland” beneath the arms. - Glasgo Weekly Times, December 27, 1860
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?