Tribal Coin Buttons - 56 Kuchi Coin Tribal Findings - Kuchi Components for Tribal DIY - Tribal Belly Dance Components DIY Costuming

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Item No: DMB1316
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals
Condition : Used / Good to Fair
Qty in Stock: 1


56 tribal buttons made from real coins.

Number of Buttons:  56
Size:  Various - from 5/8 of an inch across up to 1-1/8 inch across
Materials:  Mixed Base Metals
Metal Color:  Most are silvery, some variation to dark.  Some have patina.
Metal Finish:  Unpolished, Dirty
Variety of sizes, designs, metal color.

Tribal buttons made from real Afghani, Pakistani or Iranian coins.  There is a soldered button shank on the back of each.  A few have squashed button shanks.  Some may have minor flaws, others are in perfect condition.  Each packet will contain different coins.  A few may be discolored or have rust stains.  They all appear useable but these are vintage pieces and may have flaws.    

You will receive the buttons 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.  Please check photos carefully for condition.

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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