Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A grandmother from Japan makes these beautiful handcrafted Temari balls at the age of 92 years old.
Making such works of art is an incredible talent that was initially picked up as a hobby by this grandmother in her 60's. These handcrafted balls are made from silk scraps of old kimonos and are given as presents to wish someone a happy life, good fortune, friendship, and loyalty.

These photos are taken by this woman's granddaughter NanaAkua who has photographed over five hundred of her grandmothers designs. Each design is made with a huge imagination and very percise craftsmanship making each of the balls unique in its own way.

Now this very talented woman spends some time every week teaching people how to craft these specimens of art.


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