Temari silk string ball with blue, pink and brown design. Includes a red-orange silk pillow to display it on. Vintage, with some minor fading
Ball - 4 1/4" Diameter
Pillow - 1 1/8" H x 4 1/2" W x 4 1/2" L
Temari, which means Hand Ball, are a Japanese Folk Art and Craft. Traditionally temari balls were gifted to children on New Year’s day to wish for children's happiness. In modern Japan, temari are a symbol of both New Year and young femininity, and are a common motif on both children’s and young women’s kimono. They also symbolize friendship and loyalty.