American military cockades were black, inherited from the Hanovarian rulers of Great Britain. In order to Americanize the black cockade, an eagle was officially added to the center. For a few years during the American Revolution, white was paired with black, symbolizing the cooperation of the French nation with the United States in the war. After the war, Americans returned to the solid black cockade with eagle or button center.
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?