Materials & Care
All Miwa Temari balls are handmade from start to finish. Wool core is wrapped in layers of threads to form 土台 [do-dai] - the base of temari. Thinnest silk is used for the outer layer.
High quality Japanese silk, silver and gold threads are used for embroidery.
Earrings and Necklaces
Temari earrings: 14K gold filled or sterling silver* (except clips).
Various types of earrings are available: hooks, posts, leverback, hoops, non-hole clips. Titan and silicon are available as allergy-free options (please contact directly for these options before placing your order).
High quality crystal pearls, similar to Swarovski, are used in Miwa earrings.
Temari pendants: attachment rings are 14K gold filled or sterling silver*.
Necklaces: sterling silver chain*, gold-plated brass chain, or Japanese Kumihimo silk cord with alloy attachments in either rhodium or gold color.
*Sterling silver can gradually tarnish, caused by natural oxidization. Please use special cleaning solution for silver to restore the shine.
Silver and Gold Threads
These special threads from Kyoto are used in traditional Japanese embroidery of obi, ceremonial clothes and festival floats. The thinnest type (0.16mm) is used for Miwa Temari jewelry.
Silver threads 銀糸 [gin-shi] are made with real silver using vacuum deposition, and covered with protective layer. Silver threads are also available in light golden hues.
Handling with care is advised due to the delicate nature of embroidery. Avoid rubbing the threads.