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 flower trees with cotton threads..

 

Measures: 8cm (3in)

Vintage Japanese Temari ball

$100.00Price
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