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decorative balls - home decor - hand embroidered thread balls - japanese temari - two blue spheres

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These decorative balls are each 2.5 inches in diameter, wrapped in deep navy blue thread and hand embroidered with complimentary shades of coffee brown and shades of blue cotton embroidery threads. One is striking with its simple star pattern on each side and the other has rich stripes surrounding the ball, and both are accented with shimmering silver metallic embroidery thread.

Stunning and beautiful to display anywhere, these are fabulous conversation pieces, modern design items, memorable and unique gifts, or cherished heirlooms!

Temari is the ancient Japanese folk art of silk embroidered thread balls, originally made by noble women from silken threads pulled from old kimonos. Used originally hundreds of years ago for child's play, today the art of temari is becoming more regarded around the world.

I am passionate about bringing together modern color schemes, unique designs, and precise stitching details into my art. I hand-wrap each ball first with yarn, then thread, then stitch my own modern version of the traditional Japanese designs with silky cotton embroidery threads. The unique band around the center of this temari is called an "obi" for the sash worn around the waists of traditional Japanese kimonos!

Please note: I can attach a hanging thread if you desire one as these are lightweight ornaments, otherwise this is a unique art piece to display on a candle holder, tucked in a basket, or on your mantel.

Shipped first class in a unique gift basket along with a brief history of the craft.

Size: 2.5" diameter (6.5 cm)
Weight: approx. 1 oz. each

decorative balls - home decor - hand embroidered thread balls - japanese temari - two blue spheres


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: yarn, thread, pearl cotton embroidery thread, perle cotton, styrofoam ball, love, metallic embroidery thread
  • Ships worldwide from Michigan, United States
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