Zakka 81: precious - ornament ball box

Friday, December 12, 2008

precious - ornament ball box

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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.

More about Kimekomi is here....


  1. Your work is true perfection! So intricate...and the fabrics are lovely...they have a real antique look to them...thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! Thank you Chrisy:)
    It is bit funny,even if a new cloth is used, it is seen an antique!


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