The art of temari making originated in China and came to Japan in the 7th century. They were originally made from scraps of old kimono and were meant only as toy handballs, but eventually evolved into embroidered pieces of art. The beautiful hand-sewn patterns on the ones made by Japanese designer NanaAkua’s grandmother, who learned to make temari in her sixties, could never be called mere play things. Let’s take a look at what this 92-year-old granny can do!
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