Japanese traditional handball -temari- Temari used to be a toy for handball. Historically, temari were constructed from the remnants of old kimonos. Pieces of silk fabric would be wadded up to form a ball, and then the wad would be wrapped with strips of fabric. Now, these are for decor only, not for handball any more.
pulled thread work embroidery: Pulled thread embroidery is a counted thread technique. Stitches are worked around groups of threads in the base fabric to form gaps, creating lacy, airy fillings, bands, border and hems.
Africa | Embroidered panel from Morocco | ca. 1880 | Linen and silk | One of the rarest and finest examples of Moroccan embroidery, this wall hanging (arid) displays the most remarkable achievement of a Chefchaouene needlewoman's skills.