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Object Name Cockade
Catalog Number 0985.02.00125
Description The ornament is constructed of woven palmetto leaves. This ornament is shaped like a tree with a snake wrapped around its trunk, and has a blue wool backing. It is associated with another palmetto ornament shaped like a cross (0985.2.124).
Dimensions L-3 inches
Provenance Unknown. Probably a secession badge or cockade.

Coiled rattlesnake around tree: Very popular Revolutionary War symbol resurrected in South Carolina and Georgia at time of secession.