Baker’s Dozen 5/8″ Brown Silk Astral Death Head Buttons P
Made in the USA
Death head buttons were used on men’s coats and waistcoats throughout the 18th and into the early 19th century. They were used on everyday business attire not for best dress. These death head buttons are a good size for a waistcoat and hand made on a wood blank of silk thread. These waistcoat buttons match theseone inch coat buttons.
We do not know where the name came from. There are many theories. Read about them and learn to make your own with “Death Head” buttons their use and construction. In
The Virginia Gazette of 1774, “RUN away . . . a Scotchman . . . He had on . . . a Newmarket coat of light bath coating, not bound, but stitched on the edges, with death head buttons on it”.
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