Monday, July 5, 2010

The Art of Beautiful Buttons


We have just added a new collection of buttons to our online store.

These buttons are hand-carved by Nepalese craftsmen. Some are wood, others are made from the horn and bones of domestic animals (mostly water buffalo) which have died of natural causes.

Maiwa has worked with this group of artisans for over 15 years. When we use a wooden or bone button on a garment or in our bedding it is always from this group. The designs that they come up with are inventive, charming and clearly illustrate the character of the carvers. When they send us new designs and we open the package, it is like unwrapping a collection of tiny treasures, each one is a world in itself.

Prices range from $2 - $5.

Available in a range of shapes and sizes. They are funky and wonderful art pieces.




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