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A button is an object that is used in garments either for the purpose of fastening or for
ornamentation or both. Buttons are usually in the shape of a disc or a knob. Evidence shows that, buttons have been used since as long back as 1500 – 2000 BC. Buttons used in 2600 – 2800 BC have been excavated in the ancient Indus valley, while those used in 1500 – 2000 BC have been found in China as well as in Rome.
Evolution of Button:
13th century ——– Buttons were used as ornament.
16th century ——– Began being attached as a functional fastener.
15th & 16th century ——–Buttons plated with Gold & silver were popular among the noble class.
18th century ———- The trend of enamel buttons set in. Read the rest of this entry →