This ornament depicts the detailed and intricate figure of an 18th century Revolutionary Fife player.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, the protocols of the fifes and drums became intricately associated with infantry regiments only. Books of military regulations included standard fife calls to be used in battle or at camp. During the American Revolution the British and Americans used so-called Scotch and English Duties, specified melodies associated with various military duties. American martial music was influenced by that of the British military throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Ornament measures 6.5"
made from handsewn fabric with gold piping and hangs from a gold cord.