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Old 21 July 2010, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
Forgive me, but you imagine incorrectly. Buttons have been around a very long time (as decorative objects 2000 years or so; as fasteners about 800 years).
And surely they could be made of cheap materials, and reused for multiple garments, if necessary. I do think it's interesting that the fastener aspect developed so long after the decorative aspect.
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