September 15, 2015

Temari Ball Symmetry

Temari-ball design based on the cuboctahedron, with octahedral symmetry, created by Carolyn Yackel.

Temari is a folk art form that originated in China and was later introduced to Japan. A Temari ball is constructed from a spherical core wrapped in yarn, then decorated with colored threads to create geometrical patterns on its surface.

Photos by I. Peterson

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