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Stunningly beautiful, these temari balls are made by a now-92-year-old Japanese grandmother.  Temari balls are an ancient form of Asian embroidery which originated in China and then spread to Japan.  Traditionally, they were made with threads reused from old clothing and other fabrics, and gifted to children. There is a simple, basic method of making these patterns and the variations are endless.

See many more gorgeous examples on NanaAuku’s Flickr set — each is more beautiful than the last.

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