In many cultures, the dragonfly has been a symbol of change and transformation. Because its wings are iridescent and constantly changing color, it has been coveted as a special creature. In Japanese culture, the Samurai used it as a symbol of victory. Made in California by TierraCast® of metal both lead and nickel-free. They are considered hypo-allergenic. This is a great button for almost any project with its shank generous enough to fit up to 2.0mm leather.