Turkoman Buttons - Vintage Tribal Buttons - Tribal Fusion Belly Dance DIY Components - Pack of 50

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Item No: DMB0200
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals
Condition: Used
Qty in Stock: 2


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Vintage tribal Turkoman buttons for belly dance costuming DIY.  Mixed metals.  Pack of 50 buttons.  Most will be loose, a few may be on strings.  These were sorted into packs that most resemble each other, but there will be slight differences in size, shape, metal color and design.  Most are between 5/8 inch 3/4 inch across.  Metal shank for sewing or stringing on cord.  These buttons have been taken from old tribal clothing or accessories, bags or animal trappings.  Made by tribal craftsmen.

Button Size:  Most are between 5/8 and 3/4 inch across
Packet Size:  50 buttons
Design:  Dome shaped.  Most have decorative border.
Metal Color:  Various - silvery to brassy.  
Metal Finish:  Unpolished
Attachment Type:  Button shank or loop on the back for stringing or sewing.  
Our Turkoman buttons are sorted into packs that most resembled each other, but there will be some variation in size and design.

Please note:  These are USED buttons that have previously adorned tribal clothing, accessories, household goods, animal trappings or other items.  Buttons are hand-assembled.  Since these are vintage pieces, they may have small flaws such as shanks being off center, small dents, or the edges may be slightly bent or curled. 

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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