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The button—with its self-contained roundness and infinite variability—has a quiet perfection to it.

Running a cascade of buttons through your fingers feels satisfyingly heavy, like coins or candy; their clicking whoosh and blur of colors lull you.

A button packs an extraordinary amount of information about a given time and place—its provenance—onto a crowded little canvas.

These sleeves could be easily swapped between outfits and laundered whenever they got dirty.

"was originally used more as an ornament than as a fastening, the earliest known being found at Mohenjo-daro in the Indus Valley [now Pakistan].

It is made of a curved shell and about 5000 years old." Early buttons like these usually consisted of a decorative flat face that fit into a loop. Supporting yards of cloth at a single point required buttons of architectural heft, made of bone, horn, bronze or wood.

You heated up the mold in a bed of hot coals, then filled it with molten lead or pewter, which set into a button shape.

The sturdy metal buttons could then be covered with fabric or other embellishments.

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