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Old Japanese Handmade Temari Ball with hanging cord and tassel.
Temari are highly valued and cherished gifts, symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. The brilliant colors and threads used are symbolic of wishing the recipient a brilliant and happy life. 
Reminiscent of a large Christmas tree ornament
Mid 1900s
11 inches, 28 cm, total length
4 inches, 10 cm, in diameter
3.0 oz, 85 g in weight
Very Good Condition, Like new
Comment First, the handmade round tarmari is shaped as a ball with rice hulls and nori (glue). Then the rice hulls are covered with handmade washi paper to form a perfectly rounded ball. Threads are then hand wrapped around the rice hull ball in a predetermined design. The hanging cord and tassel are added last. See last photo.

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