WW1 German Feldmützen Cap or Hat Cockade Hesse or Hessen #16
The cockade used during WW1 to represent Hessen regiment was white (silver) and red.
The revolution of 1918 transformed Hesse-Darmstadt from a monarchy to a republic, which officially renamed itself "Volksstaat Hessen" (People's State of Hesse). The parts of Hesse-Darmstadt on the western banks of the Rhine (province Rheinhessen) were occupied by French troops until 1930 under the terms of the Versailles peace treaty that officially ended WWI in 1919.
This cockade was worn on the centre of the Feldmütze band below the Reich's cockade. This version was for NCO & Officer ranks use and is one of several versions produced. It is attached to the cap using the two prongs attached.