Cloth and thread covered buttons were one of the most common buttons found on Men’s clothing in the 18th & early 19th century. Occasionally they were found on Lady's gowns & jackets as well. Button molds could be made of wood, horn or bone. Molds are commonly dug at sites, found by eye on the River Thames and of course survive on extant garments in collections. Our wood button molds are made very thin with a slight dome & a tapered edge as they were in the 18th century.