عنوان مقاله [English]
Buttons, like common coins of any era, contain various data whose study is important from different perspectives. With the arrival of military forces and advisers of western countries to Iran, the shape and form of the clothes of employees of Iranian institutions changed from the Qajar period onwards. Among these changes, which were considered as a kind of identification for the employees of an institution, were the ornamented buttons that adorned the clothes of the employees of each organization. From this point of view, the examination of the buttons of the clothing of the employees and the Khadims of Astan Quds Razavi based on the examples found in the "Saberi Collection" can introduce us to the course of their change and evolution. Due to the fact that no article or book has been written about Iranian buttons and the author has all kinds of samples available in his collection, therefore, he has researched about their procurement, construction place and composition, shape and alloy, quality, and variety in a descriptive-comparative-analytical method.