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Portugal Innovative Button Museum
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passerinum lire amor abraso PORTUGAL
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Multicolor text and an illustration of a bird, a blue flower and a decorative heart on a cork background with black text

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Portugal is the world’s top exporter of cork for wine bottles, and it is appropriate that this cork-patterned button doubles as a bottle opener. The colorful patterns mimic traditional Portuguese embroidery, with phrases like “amor” (“love”) and “beijinho” (“little kiss”).

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