Show your southern pride the 1860s way - a Secession Cockade! Hand-sewn red satin ribbon with a CSA military button in the center. Attached to the clothing or hat with a pin on the back. Buckram backing. The perfect gift for him or her!
Approximately 2.5" (60 mm) across rosette. Pin on back is silver-plated and 1" (25 mm) wide.
Secession Cockades were worn in the 1860s by anyone who sympathized with the southern cause. When South Carolina seceded from the Union in December 1860, two of the first flags associated with the newly independent state were red and white. Thus, red and white came to be known as the colors of the Confederacy. One source states that the white symbolized truth and purity and the red symbolized sacrifice. Civilian ladies and gentlemen, military men, children, and even horses and wagons were adorned with these patriotic symbols.
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?