Freedom Equality Fraternity
The French cockade on your cuffs, nothing can happen to you.
On the night of July 13 to 14, 1789, a decree imposes the citizens wearing the tricolor cockade with white, symbol of the nation (the personal colors of the king are already at that time blue, white and red), inserted between blue and red.
On Friday, July 17, 1789, three days after the taking of the Bastille, Louis XVI, accompanied by some courtiers, some bodyguards and 32 deputies by lot, went to the City Hall of Paris under a vault. steel, where he receives the tricolor cockade then called "Royal and bourgeois cockade", from the hands of La Fayette. According to the legend, it was at this moment that La Fayette would have added the white by reverence towards Louis XVI, the white being the color of the Bourbons.
Tricolour varnish on steel mount.