Brief introduction of buttons

2021/08/27

Button materials are plastic (resin, plastic), metal (copper, iron, stainless steel, alloy), natural materials (shell, wood, coconut shell, bamboo), etc. Buttons made of different materials have many different craftsmanship, but the production craftsmanship is basically the same with copper, iron, and stainless steel. Some buttons are not made of any material from the appearance. It can be distinguished by special methods, such as iron magnets. If the coating on the button surface is yellow, it is made of copper, and if it is white, it is made of stainless steel. The earliest button found in China is the Qijia culture type found in Lintao County. It has a history of more than 4,000 years. This button has a diameter of 2.5cm and a thickness of 1cm. It has two small holes similar to buttonholes. This button is clay orange pottery. This button confirms that more than 4,000 years ago, humans had begun to use clothes to cover shame and warm up.