Historical information

The buttons were used by German Lutheran Mission families before they were interned. They were currency in Papua New guinea. The buttons had to be removed from garments before washing as hot water could ruin the tortoise shell.

Physical description

4 x diamond shaped buttons and 4 x mushroom shaped buttons on cardboard; 1 mushroom shaped button attached to a white button (loose); 2 x small diamond shaped buttons (loose); 1 x tortoise shell buckle and 7 buttons on cardboard.