Antique Turquoise, Yellow, and Gold Temari Ball
Temari, are decorative balls that were originally made as gifts for children. These decorative playthings were typically made by first creating a ball from buckwheat, cotton, or rice grain center and tightly wrapping with thread to cover the surface. Sometimes a wish or name would be included within the center of the ball for good luck. Finally, decorative threads would be carefully stitched over the surface to create a design.
This particular temari has a brilliant turquoise colored base with orange flowers stitched over the entire surface, accented by yellow and metallic gold threads. In excellent condition.
Measures about 3.25" across
Late 19th to early 20th century
Note: The third photograph is shown for size comparison. Only the brown ball in the forefront is included in this listing.