44 Waziri buttons on rolled fabric cord.
Button Size: About 5/8 inch across
Number of Buttons: 44
Materials: Mixed base metals
Metal color: Bright white metal
Cord Length: 28.5 inches
Cord Color: Deep purple
44 matching buttons on rolled fabric. These are newer buttons but all matching.
44 matching small Waziri tribal buttons on rolled fabric. Button loop or shank on the back for attaching. 5/8 of an inch across. Metal color is a bright white mixed metal. lightweight, newer buttons. Please see photos for details. They have been taken from tribal clothing or accessories, bags or animal trappings. Prestrung buttons can be added to dance costuming easily - just sew the entire piece down as it is!
You will receive the exact pieces shown in the photos on this page.
Please note: These are USED buttons that have previously adorned tribal clothing, accessories, household goods, animal trappings or other items. They are hand-assembled. These buttons may have small flaws such as shanks being off center, small dents, or the edges may be 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!