I'm a sucker for natural materials, especially those with patina and wear, so it stands to reason that today's buttons are amongst my favorites. Here are some wood, bone, and tagua nut or "vegetable ivory" buttons.
a wooden button carved in the shape of an oyster shell
I love these make-do buttons made of cross-sections of walnut shells.
Vegetable ivory buttons were used as an alternative to ivory, and come from the nut of a type of palm tree. They have a beautiful feel to them and a lovely patina as they age.
Bone buttons were often cut from cow shin bones. These were common during the civil-war era.
Hope you've enjoyed the buttons. Happy Monday!