Metal insignia for German mountain units, famous Jäger's Edelweiss.
Flower of correct shape (not post-war by the Bundeswehr). Made of two parts (golden core). The silver paint on the main part of the badge is not quite neatly applied, as can be seen in the photo. But this is a sign of the correct shape for a low price.
It is attached to the cloth with metal legs and sewn by the holes in the petals.
Mountain troops were elite units, their training took a lot of time and labor. In addition to the unique elements of uniforms (caps, shoes, pants made of special material), they wore signs with the image of a mountain flower Edelweiss on the uniform.