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In 1846, British army officer Sir Harry Lumsden decided to dye the white military uniforms khaki, a colour made official in 1884. Though originally a military garment used during colonial times, the term «chino» dates back to the beginning of the twentieth-century.
Then made in Manchester, England, the trousers were sold by Chinese merchants to American servicemen in the Philippines. The term «chino» stems from the Spanish words for «Chinese trousers», or «pantalones chinos». After the war, the trousers were made popular in the United States thanks to the servicemen returning home wearing their chinotrousers.
Marlon Brando wearing chino trouses in 1949 (credit : Edward Clark).
The corozo buttons
Spanish term for vegetable ivory, corozo or tagua is the inner pulpit of the ivory palm fruit - called albumen - native to the Amazon rainforest. It can be carved, turned and polished as easily as ivory.
The discovery of the corozo dates back to 1798 when Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón set out to explore the Peruvian jungle in the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first to use the palm tree to makejewellery and objects were the Quechuas Indians.
The sailors also worked the corozo and made small boxes and snuff boxes out of it. In 1865, a steamboat left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg and took on board a cargo of tagua. The Germans then discovered vegetable ivory and beganto make buttons and small ornamental objects such as thimbles and jewellery.