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  ( r.) are metallic, hand-dyed linen, wool, mohair, and silk.
Bottom row are metallic, silk and two-tone silk.

Yet another pattern in silk.....

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