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    Button

    A button is a type of closure that is used on garments, bags and luggage and consists of a small knob or plate that is passed through a button hole or loop to attach two pieces of fabric to each other. Buttons have been found that date back to the Indus Valley Civilization 2800 BCE and they have been used ever since. The first buttons were used more as decoration than as closure but the first functional buttons with buttonholes were made in the 13th century in Germany and became popular throughout Europe in the following decades especially for tight fitting clothing. Buttons can be very simple or very complicated with little painting, designs or even embroidery and can be made out of a variety of materials.


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