Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!
After the storming of the Bastille began the French Revolution, Lafayette suggested that citizens pair red and blue, the colors of Paris, with white - the color of France's royalty. Thus the tricolor cockade was born!
Satin ribbon, satin-covered button, hand-sewn to a buckram backing. Approximately 2" (5 cm) across rosette. Pin back is silver-plated and 1" (2.5 cm) long.
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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?