Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Japanese Embroidered Spheres

This should boggle your mind. It does mine...


Embroidering, in general, is such a delicate and precise art. Now imagine embroidered designs... but on a sphere. BOOM mind blown.


I'm not even going to try to understand it. I'll just sit back and admire the beauty...





These works were produced by a Japanese grandmother (now aged 92). It's an old Japanese tradition called "Temari" where the balls are given to children as gifts to play with.















*Discovered from Treehugger
**Photos from Nana Akua's Flickr

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