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FLAMBEAUX PIN 14K GOLD PLATED
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FLAMBEAUX PIN

$25.00

Designed exclusively for The Historic New Orleans Collection. The "flambeaux", which is the name for the torch and the torchbearer in the Mardi Gras, is a rich part of the tradition of the parade. The carrying of a cross-like torch to light the route dates back to the first Comus parade in 1857. Although electricity has lessened the need for the Flambeaux, because of the effect of the hand-carried torches a few krewes or groups in the Mardi Gras (Babylon, Momus, Proteus and Comus) still use the Flambeaux. The Flambeaux compete in showmanship for the attention and coins of the parade watchers who delight in their performances. The pin is gold plated.

14k Gold plated - 1 1/8"w X 1 1/3" h.


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A unique museum gift shop located in the French Quarter that offers reproduction maps and prints, jewelry and gifts by local artists and our own publications as well as many other titles related to the culture and history of New Orleans and Louisiana. Many of the items in this shop can only be found at The Historic New Orleans Collection. This gift shop features reproduction items from our collections that are educational and exclusive.