This is a ball used by girls to play handball called Temari, or made as an ornamental object.
Itomari (Treads ball) is a type of ball made by using cotton thread wrapped around a rolled cotton core, and has been developed as a plaything for girls since the Edo period.
This one has flowers and bonsai trees embroidered with silk threads..
Measures: 10cm (4in)
Vintage Japanese Temari ball
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