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The Origin Of The Button And The Function Of The Button
- Aug 28, 2018 -

The origin of the button

In the history of the development of Chinese clothing, the appearance of buttons is very early. In the Tang Dynasty, the button was widely used on the round robe. Generally, three pairs were used, which was the later use of the clothing. After the Tang Dynasty, the shape of the buttons was more. The women in the Ming Dynasty mainly used metal buttons. After the Qing Dynasty, the buttons became the most important ties in the clothes. Archaeologists have recently discovered the earliest buttons found in China in Linyi County. According to research, this button belongs to the Qi family culture type. It has a history of more than 4,600 years. The button is 2.5 cm in diameter and 1 cm thick in the middle. The surrounding edges are thin and have two small holes like grommets. The whole button is muddy orange and yellow pottery, the color is earthy yellow, and the surface of the pottery is rough. This ceramic button unearthed in Linyi is the only one in the country. The discovery of this button confirms that the ancestors began to sew clothes to cover the cold more than 4,000 years ago. It is of great value to the study of the lives of the ancestors.

Button function

The buttons not only connect the clothes, they keep them tightly insulated, but they also make the instruments neat. The chic buttons also add to the beginning of the clothes. Therefore, it is an indispensable part of the clothing structure. In addition to the practical functions, it also plays a finishing role in the design of the clothing.