Kuchi Buttons - Turkoman Buttons - Waziri Buttons - Bulk Lot - No Loops, Crushed, Rust - 11 Ounce Bags

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Item No: WLX0110
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals, Fabric
Condition: Used
Qty in Stock: 3


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Big 11 ounce bag of Kuchi, Turkoman, Waziri buttons.  These buttons may be missing loops, may be crushed, bent or have dents.  Some have holes or other flaws.  May be rusted, discolored or have heavy patina.  A few are in good condition.  Wide variety of sizes, styles, metal colors, etc.  All are well used.  Buttons without loops can be glued in place. Crushed or misshapen buttons can be reshaped with pliers, etc.  Packet contains mostly loose buttons, but may also contain a few that are on strings or cords.  Use for tribal fusion belly dance costuming or other DIY projects.  

Size:  Various, average is about 1/2 inch
Materials: Mixed base metals, fabric strings
Metal color:  Varies - dark, light, brassy, silvery, rust, patina
Finish:  Most unpolished, some have a brighter finish
Not all buttons will have loops, some are just the top portion. 

PHOTOS ARE REPRESENTATIVE.  Each bag will contain a different variety of buttons.  

Tips for using DIY tribal buttons:
Buttons seem to be the one costuming item that puzzles people more than any other!  Frequent questions are "How do you get these attached?" and "Do you need a special or curved needle?"  And sometimes we even hear "I just can't get them sewn on!"  The trick is to do as the tribal people themselves do!  The easiest way is to braid some yarn (available in ANY color to match costuming) into a long piece.  Then take a piece of cellophane tape and make an aglet (think shoelace end) on one end of the braid.  Using the taped end, thread the braided yarn through the shank on the back of the button.  Repeat with as many buttons as you need, then sew the braided yarn down in any row or pattern that you like!  Another tip that we sometimes use for adding a few individually spaced buttons is to drill a small hole on each side of it and simply sew through the holes.  Use a 1/16 inch drill bit and be very careful.  Sometimes buttons are thinner metal and holes can be punched with an awl.  Of course, if your buttons are already strung on a cord or rolled fabric, you can simply sew the cord down to your costuming project and be done!


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