A Group of Partially Made Temari and Cotton Threads: All Stages of Making
mid to late twentieth century
This is a group comprised of nine unfinished temari, one fully finished temari, and a group of winding cottons that are presumably ready to employ to finish these balls.
Temari, literally “hand ball,” are gifts made for children. Temari were originally made from left over yarn or string and both cotton and silk floss were used for the external decoration.
This group is a wonderful view into this traditional craft as it shows temari in various, unfinished stages of completion.
For those who are practitioners of the craft of temari this set is a wonderful archive, or, maybe it could serve as the basis for your own craft if you decide to use these in your own work.
A marvelous find.