Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88-Year-Old Grandmother

Source - http://www.thisiscolossal.com

A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls

Take note of the sphere on the right hand side. As you can see, it perfectly represents the spheres of our Solar system. The sphere has two poles, between the two poles you see the combination of the vortex energy spiraling out of the center of the sphere, kept at the equator of the sphere by the two poles on either end. This can be seen in Earths major storms that form at the equator as well as by activity on our Sun in its solar flares, again the bursting out of energy.  - Julian 
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88 Year Old Grandmother toys textiles embroidery balls
Temari balls are a form of folk art that originated in China and were introduced to Japan in the 7th century. The carefully hand-embroidered balls often made from the thread of old kimonos were created by parents or grandparents and given to children on New Year’s day as special gift. According to Wikipedia the balls would sometimes contain secret handwritten wish for the child, or else contained some kind of noise-making object like a bell.
Flickr user NanaAkua photographed this amazing collection of geometric spheres created by her 88-year-old grandmother who began to master the art in her 60s. She has since created hundreds of them, nearly 500 of which you can see right here. (via DDN Japan)


Source: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/12/temari/



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