This is a ball used by girls to play handball called Temari, or made as an ornamental object for the girls festival Hina-matsuri.
Itomari (Threads 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 embroidered bonsai trees and clane, turtles with cotton threads..
Measures: 7cm (2.5in)
Vintage Japanese Temari ball
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