Death Head

Death head buttons were a subset of the Leek button (named for the English town of Leek). They consist of thread wrapped around a core of wood or bone.


Death Head button variants  on the top row  (l.to r.) are metallic, hand-dyed linen, wool, mohair, and silk.
Bottom row are metallic, silk and two-tone silk.



Yet another pattern in silk.....
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For folks who REALLY love stripes!
















               
                                       Another two-tone silk button
(Actual size:  5/8")              

  
Two-tone buttons in silk and metallic thread





Some three color patterns in silk and metallic























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