temari balls

sarah wynn | colored thread hand embroidered aound a perfectly spherical ball | $50

BENSON – Local artist Sarah Wynn has created a series of temari balls that currently hang on the little gallery’s Christmas tree. Each one is unique in terms of color and design.

Temari is an ancient craft originating in China and introduced to Japan around the 7th century AD. Geometry and precision are used to create what was typically a play thing for small children. After making a perfectly spherical ball, math equations are used to mark the North and South poles, an equator, and latitude and longitude guidelines. Colored thread is then hand embroidered around the ball to create a geometric design. Within the core of each unique ball is a blessing for peace, love and joy for the coming year.

Stop in and get one for someone you love while supplies last!