A ninety-two-year-old grandmother from Japan produces vibrant embroidered decorative balls known as ‘Temari’. The term means “hand ball” in Japanese. These balls are a folk art form that originated in China and was introduced to Japan around the 7th century A.D.
These granny has created hundreds of Japanese thread balls with unique designs, displaying intricate embroidery skills, which her granddaughter, NanaAkua, has photographed and shared via her Flickr account.
In Japanese tradition, Temari is a highly valued and cherished gift, symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. Their brilliant colors and threads are symbolic of wishing the recipient a brilliant and happy life.