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Genuine Horn Buttons 1"

5533-041-016
$0.30
Genuine Horn Buttons 1"
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Genuine Horn Buttons 1"

Product No. 5533-041-016

$0.30

Normally: $0.30


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These 1" Genuine Horn Buttons are made from genuine horn, a material that was readily available to early settlers and explorers. They range in color from natural light and dark brown to almost black. When used on contrasting colored clothing and bags, they lend a distinctive touch and are quite authentic for all periods.

Horn Buttons: A pre-colonial tradition is represented by horn buttons. Natural horn buttons were slices of antler or the solid portion near the tip of the horn. These blanks were fashioned in much the same way as bone buttons. Processed horn buttons were patented in 1830. The hollow portion of the horn was soaked, straightened, and became so plastic that blanks could be stamped or molded. These buttons are often dyed black. Composite buttons are made from ground horn and hoof mixed with various resins which are then molded into various decorative styles. - - from A History of Button Manufacture, Use & Classification by Crazy Crow Trading Post

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