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Spiral-Ornament ball box(top)

This craft idea from Japanese KIMEKOMI craft.

The history of kimekomi (pronounced kee may ko mee) dates back to the first half of the eighteenth century. Kimekomi originated with dolls. A wooden base was carved into and fabric was then used to decorate the doll-clothing, face, hair, etc.

Kimekomi means “tuck in” in Japanese. They also may be known as “quilt balls”

 

I made this with a chirimen material tucked into styrene form ball. I scooped out the inside for the box.

 

AGAIN, This is a very delicate craft, don't throw it like a baseball!

 

5.5cm diameter

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Taken on January 5, 2009