What are Button ?

Five approaches to buttons.

1) Historical approach.

Handcrafts in the past, factory products today. And the future ?

2) Material variety.

Natural materials : Horn, bone, leather, wood, bamboo, raffia, straw, nut(corozo), cork, shell (e.g. mother-of-pearl, trocas, turban, abalone, green shell, tortoise-shell), coral, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones, etc.

Artificial materials : metals (e.g. gold, silver, copper, pewter, brass, steel, aluminium) ,glass, ceramics, enamel, fabric and fibers with passementerie and beads techniques, rubber, papers etc.

Semi-synthetic materials : For example celluloid and galalite from milk casein.

Synthetic materials : Bakelite, (acrylic)lucite, Acetyl cellullose, nylon, polyester, urea resin, epoxy resin, ABS resin, etc.

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