Art: Temari Thread Ball


Temari Thread Ball

Included in Daily Life box, Visual Arts box

  • Description: Meaning “hand ball,” Temari were originally constructed from the remnants of kimono fabric.  Although used as a play toy for children, they are also regarded as highly prized gifts and art pieces.  Often crafted with intricate designs and patterns, they are a symbol of loyalty and friendship. When constructing Temari for their children, mothers would often place a piece of paper inside the ball, with wishes of good-will written on the paper.
  • Lesson Plans (All are in PDF format)
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