Thread Balls Galore! Temari by Patt Knorpp

Temari are, apparently, traditional Japanese children’s toys. They are balls made from embroidery thread and the remnants of old kimonos, and even though they went out of fashion as toys with the introduction of rubber in Japan, they are still made as art objects and symbolic gifts today. I had never heard of it, but then I encountered the beautiful exemplars made by Pat Knorpp, also known as p-e-a-k on deviantart, and well… now I want one. See for yourself!

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http://p-e-a-k.deviantart.com/
(If I ever have an office, I want a bowl with a bunch of these, so I have something to play with in my breaks that isn’t the ridiculously addictive 2048-game)

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