Chinese Button (Pan Kou) also known as fabric button, is kind of fastening device applied on Chinese traditional wear. First appeared in the Tang Dynasty and later followed by the rise of the Qing Dynasty’s clothing culture.
Chinese Flower Button (Pan Hua Kou) is the most artistic form among Chinese buttons. Popular during the Republic of China era, mostly used in cheongsam/qipao for decorative purpose.
One century after, most of us might have forgotten or questioned about its future. Yet, the glamorous pairs, the spirit of pursuing ultra exquisiteness, always should be appreciated and shared. YouTube: Chinese Flower Button in 1920s-1940s