Tagua nut buttons, vegetable ivory buttons, vintage vegetable ivory buttons. Vegetable ivory buttons are a natural renewable rain forest material from a palm tree also called tagua and other palm nut names.
To order, please jot down the item code which is in brackets right under the button image (i.e. Vi-1, Vi-2, etc.), indicate how many you want and the price per button. If no count is noted, only one piece is available. Then e-mail your order to me, just click here, or copy my e-mail and open your mailbox to send your order to me: carolc@vintagebuttons.net
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**NOTE** These buttons are "one only" unless noted in description.


(Vi-1) A counter in competition, vintage vegetable ivory, prong-set wide metal rim and most of the back (is metal too) button. Mouse-over or click above image for back view. Med. bit over 3/4" (20mm). Condition is "vintage good", some metal toning, a few tight craze lines, not glaring. More views click: here; here. ONLY 2 LEFT. $18.00ea.

(Vi-2) Vintage Ecuadorian painted vegetable ivory (tagua nut) native spinning fibers clothing button. Med. 7/8". (2pcs avail. tone and paint colors may vary). $12.00ea.

(Vi-3) Vintage Ecuadorian painted vegetable ivory (tagua nut) native spinning fibers clothing button. 7/8". (4pcs avail. tone may not match image perfectly). $12.00ea.
Multiples Avail.

(VI-7) Early original store carded reddish brown tan vegetable ivory whistle button. Color in person may vary from what you see on your monitor I'd say the color is a bit muted from these images. Nearly medium, hair under 3/4" (19mm). Closer views click here; here; here; here. (24ps. avail.) buy one or a few at $2.50ea button; or the whole card $45.00
Medium

(VI-9) Pressed, etched pictorial woman and girl vegetable ivory button. Modern. Medium bit under 1-1/4" (31mm). Closer view click here. $11.00
Medium

(VI-13) Pressed, etched pictorial girl walking toward playhouse vegetable ivory button. Modern. Medium bit under 1-1/4" (31mm). Closer view click here. $11.00

(VI-14) Basic pin shanked vintage vegetable ivory button. Shank a little loose, not bad. Medium 7/8" (22mm). Mouse over or click above image for back view. $7.00

(VI-15) Pink dyed shell embellished shape vintage vegetable ivory button. Small over 1/2" (14.5mm). Mouse over or click above image for back view. Some light use marks. 2pc avail. $6.00ea.
Multiples Avail.

(Vi-19) Sweet tiny carved vintage vegetable ivory button. Small-small bit over 3/8" (10.5mm). Mouse over above image for back view. 4pcs. avail. $4.50ea.
Multiples Avail.

(Vi-20) Vintage stenciled green vegetable ivory button. Clean, appears unused. Med. bit over 3/4" (19mm). Clean, appear unused. Back view click: here. 13pcs. avail. $6.50ea.
Multiples Avail.

(Vi-21) Vintage stenciled brown vegetable ivory button. Clean, appears unused. Med. bit over 3/4" (19mm). Clean, appear unused. Back view click: here. 10pcs. avail. $6.00ea.

(Vi-26) Carved, pierced vintage vegetable ivory (tagua nut) button. Sew-thru, small bit under 3/4" (17mm). Closer view click: here. $4.50

(Vi-27) 2pc construction, metal shank, domed vintage vegetable ivory (tagua nut) button. Med. 7/8"+ (23mm). Back view click: here. $5.50
Multiples Avail.

(Vi-31) Usable vintage vegetable ivory buttons. Natural material appearance can vary. Closer view click: here. 3 sizes available:
(A) Under 1-1/4" (31mm) 4pcs. avail @$4.00ea;
(B) Over 1" (26mm) 7pcs. avail. @ $4.00ea.;
(C Size is sold out) Over 7/8" (22.5mm)
Multiples Avail.

(Vi-32) Carved wine/tan vintage vegetable ivory button. Small, between 1/2" and 5/8". Some slight color variance piece to piece, one or two may have a small chip next to the shank on back. Back view click here. (5pc avail matching image) $3.00ea. and 3pc. avail. where center is darker $2.00ea. State "lighter" or "darker" when ordering.
Multiples Avail.

(Vi-33) Pressed in a fine fabric look stippled line, feather look stenciled half brown/tan vintage vegetable ivory button. Coat size 1-1/8". Unused condition. Even has a pretty back click here. (5pcs avail) $4.50ea

(Vi-37) Arrowheads pattern impressed mottled green vegetable ivory button. Small 5/8" (15mm). (1pc avail) $4.50
Multiples Avail.

(Vi-38) Vintage mottled sew-through vegetable ivory buttons. Nicely rounded face and back. SMALL 5/8" (16mm). (10pc avail.) $2.00 EACH Button
Multiples
Avail.

(Vi-39) Brown/tan mottled with art-deco pressed fine lined arcs surface vintage vegetable ivory button. Medium 7/8" (22mm). 13pcs. avail. $2.50ea.

(Vi-43) Carved, painted vegetable ivory button. Few paint dots missing. Small 11/16" (under 3/4"). $3.00

(Vi-44) Two-piece high profile, brown/black vegetable ivory button. Brown cap has a hairline crack. Small 5/8" across base, about 1/2" high. $3.00 as-is

(Vi-45) Deco double sunrise look impressed blue/grey color vintage vegetable ivory button. Medium 7/8" (23mm). Nice condition. Back view click here. 1pc avail. $4.00

(Vi-49) Impressed circles, soft mottled green vintage vegetable ivory tagua nut button. 1-1/16". (1pc avail.) $3.50

(Vi-50) Mottled cup, raised square escutcheon vegetable ivory button. Interior rim chip, not too bad. Med. 7/8". $3.00

(Vi-51) Ring carved, high top vegetable ivory button. Side view here. Small 5/8". $2.00

(Vi-56) Carved, soft green dyed sew-through vintage vegetable ivory button. Med. 7/8". (1pc avail). $3.00
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(Vi-57) Lot of 9 vintage vegetable ivory buttons. Impressed, carved, dyed examples. Size: 1/2" to under 5/8". Close and back view click here; here.
Lot of 9: $14.00
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(Vi-61) Lot of 9 vintage vegetable ivory buttons. Impressed, carved, stenciled, dyed, imitation fabric examples. Size: bit over 1/2" to little over 1". Closer and back views click: here; here; here.
Lot of 9: $14.00
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(Vi-63) Lot of 6 vintage vegetable ivory buttons. Nice combination similar sized over 1/2" to 5/8" ea. Close view click here.
Lot of 6: $10.00
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(Vi-67) Lot of 6 vintage vegetable ivory buttons. One has a Mexican manufacturer "GUTMAN J. ESTARSA" name impressed. Buttons in this lot measure approx. 5/8". Some use, nothing glaring. Close view click here.
Lot of 6: $9.00
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(Vi-68) Lot of 5 vintage vegetable ivory buttons. Nearly 3/4" to 7/8"". Some use, nothing glaring. Close view click here.
Lot of 5: $8.00
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(Vi-69) Four vintage dyed, stenciled, pressed and carved vegetable ivory buttons. Medium 7/8" to 1"+. Back view, click here.
4pcs for $8.00
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