A fun set of nine vegetable ivory* buttons with a sassy tinted pattern of sploches of color.
The natural color of vegetable ivory is beige, it takes color well and is carves easily.
These buttons are both tinted with dark brown and dark pink and carved with four concentric circles around the edge.
They are 'whistle' in style, they have recessed holes so the thread does not show and is protected from wear.
Each buttons measures 1" in diameter, the top has a slight dome, the bottom has a higher dome.
Excellent condition, no damage and minimal wear.
A great set of nine buttons made from organic material with a playful bit of color.
*VEGETABLE IVORY -- Made from corozo or taugua palm nut, they are naturally a light beige color and take dye well. Often the self shanks were drilled after dyeing, showing the natural color. Buttons were carved and drilled, dyed, painted, printed, and impressed with designs of all sorts. Metal escutcheons, pearl and glass inserts, holes filled with glitter decorate vegetable ivory. Pores can be seen.
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