Buttons were invented in India!

Buttons made from seashell were used in the Indus Valley Civilization for ornamental purposes by 2000 BCE.

Carved into geometric shapes they had holes pierced into them so that they could be attached to clothing using a thread.

The earliest-known button was found at Mohenjo-daro in the Indus Valley. It is made of a curved shell and is about 5000 years old.

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