The word "temari" in Japanese means handball.
To give a temari as a gift is a token of loyalty and friendship,
and is believed to bring good fortune to the one who receives it.
Beth Bittle, of Maryland, has perfected this ancient art form.
The core is a simple Styrofoam ball, which is donned with a "coat of many colors."
Brightly colored yarn and threads are wrapped around it to create exquisite patterns!
Visit Beth's shop on Etsy!