Victorian Shell Boot Buttons, Charcoal (100pc) ~ bb09

Victorian Shell Boot Buttons, Charcoal (100pc) ~ bb09


Regular price$30.00

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approx 9 x 9mm each plus shank

freshwater mussel shell and steel shank

100 pieces of Victorian (pre 1920's) shell High-Top boot-buttons. Handmade in Muscatine, Iowa from freshwater mussel shell from the Mississippi river. In the 1890's Muscatine was known as the Pearl Button Capital of the World! The boot buttons were exported worldwide for lace-up boots. At that time, over 2,500 workers were employed in different button-related businesses. These buttons are beautiful, versatile, historical pieces and are lovely beading componant!!

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