Viva La France! This cockade is made with 7/8" wide red, white and blue grosgrain ribbon and measures approx. 4" across. It has an antiqued fleur de lis domed shank button in its center. There is a bar pin on the back for attaching it to clothing or a cloth hat.
CAUTION: The pin will not go through a felt hat without bending and possibly breaking. Please stitch your hat side up with thread or a thin ribbon and then attach the pin to the stitching.
You can find other cockades in the Hats & Headwear Section and in the Dress Accessories Section.
HISTORY: Cockades were widely worn by revolutionaries beginning in 1789. They now pinned the blue-and-red cockade of the Paris militia onto the white cockade of the Bourbon dynasty - thus producing the first original Tricolore cockade.
The tricolore cockade was created in July 1789. White (the royal color) was added to nationalize an earlier blue and red design. This cockade was adopted as part of the uniform of the National Guard, the national police force that succeeded the militia after Bastille Day.
The Society of Revolutionary Republican Women, a militant group on the far left, demanded a law in early 1793 that would compel all women to wear the tricolore cockade to demonstrate their loyalty to the Republic. The law was passed but was violently opposed by other groups of women. The Jacobins in charge of the government decided that women had no place in public affairs, and disbanded all women's organizations in October 1793.
You can find other trims in the Supplies section.
Look for more cockades in our Cockades and Rosettes section.
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