The Phrygian cap, a soft red hat, is a symbol of liberty
The Phrygian cap origin
The Phrygian cap has its origin in the Roman antiquity.
The Phrygian cap in the French Revolution
Sometimes called the liberty cap, it was adopted as the symbol of liberty by the revolutionaries in May 1790.
The Phrygian cap was made famous by the "sans culottes". Many French citizen started to wear the Phrygian cap to show its acceptance of the revolutionaries power. Since then, Marianne, the national emblem of France, is still portrayed wearing the Phrygian cap.