Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper

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Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper (ori-gami, in Japanese, oru fold and kami paper).
There are traditions of folding paper also in China, among the Arabs and in the west.

The modern technique of origami uses a few types of folds combined in an infinite variety of ways to create even extremely complex models. Typically, these models start from a square sheet, whose faces can be of different and continuous color without making cuts to the paper, but the traditional origami was much less rigid and made frequent use of cuts, as well as starting from bases not necessarily square.

At the basis of the principles governing origami, there are certainly the Shinto principles of the life cycle and the acceptance of death as part of a whole: the form of paper, in its complexity and fragility, is a symbol of the Shinto temple which it is always rebuilt the same every twenty years, and its beauty does not lie on the sheet of paper.

To learn the basic figures it helps us (as often happens) Wikiow

Origami.me it is one of the most popular and appreciated english websites

Find an inexhaustible mine of ideas and instructions to make origami (from the simplest to the most complex) on Pinterest

 

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