This is a handmade traditional Chinese button with a knotted fastener. These buttons are made in Viet Nam as part of my family’s business, operating since the 1970s and well known in Saigon to this day. Each button is made completely out of fabric and the detailed designs are created simply by sewn thread.
A pack of one “Shell” shaped Chinese buttons. The color is beige with a hint of pink tint and speckled with yellow, blue, and red. Each button is composed of two parts, when closed each measures approximately 6.5 cm X 0.75 cm.
The reverse side of the button has thread work to hold the design in place. This will not be visible once stitched. Fasteners can be used as actual buttons or embellishments on clothing and/or accessories (hats, purses headbands, etc.).