Boutonnière – silk lapel flowers
Silk flowers have been produced in Saxon Switzerland since 1834. These natural-looking, filigree works of art look very elegant as a boutonnière on the lapel of the man. Each boutonnière is a handcrafted unique item made of hand-dyed silk, which is punched, embossed and then built into a flower leaf by leaf. Incidentally, this is called "flowering": an old, almost extinct craft that has nothing to do with cheaply glued mass-produced goods, as you often see them. No plastic parts are used. The highlight, however, is the attachment of the boutonnière: a loop-like stem, which is wrapped in green or even black silk, spreads slightly apart after it has been inserted into the buttonhole. It looks natural, sits tight - and neither needles nor staples are used.