Show your southern pride the 1860s way - a Secession Cockade! Hand-sewn blue ribbon with a Virginia military button in the center. Yellow silk streamers. Based on an original description (below).
Approximately 2.5" (6 cm) across rosette. Streamers are approximately 2.5" (6 cm) long. Optional pin 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. The most popular color was blue. Civilian ladies and gentlemen, military men, children, and even horses and wagons were all adorned with these patriotic symbols.
The Arkansian published a description of a Virginia cockade on January 5, 1861: “This consists of a double rosette of blue silk, with a pendant of lemon color, the whole fastened together by a gilt button on which appear in relief the arms of Virginia, with the name of the State and its motto encircling it. Its motto is “Sic Semper Tyrannis.”
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?