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This collection of temari balls was made by an 88-year-old Japanese grandmother who started crafting these in her sixties.
The carefully hand-embroidered balls often made from the thread of old kimonos were created by parents or grandparents and given to children on New Year’s day as special gift. According to Wikipedia the balls would sometimes contain secret handwritten wish for the child, or else contained some kind of noise-making object like a bell.
The technique originated from China before being exported to Japan in the seventh century. Temari is the Japanese term for this fascinating form of folk art.

This collection of temari balls was made by an 88-year-old Japanese grandmother who started crafting these in her sixties.

The carefully hand-embroidered balls often made from the thread of old kimonos were created by parents or grandparents and given to children on New Year’s day as special gift. According to Wikipedia the balls would sometimes contain secret handwritten wish for the child, or else contained some kind of noise-making object like a bell.

The technique originated from China before being exported to Japan in the seventh century. Temari is the Japanese term for this fascinating form of folk art.

(Source: secure.isidewith.com)

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