What is Origami?

Origami is a Japanese word which is made of combination of “折り-ori” and “ 紙-kami”. It means folded paper. Origami can be defined as the art of paper folding to make several figures without stick and scissors.

Origami can be separated mainly into two types “Classic Origami” and “Unit Origami”. Classic Origami figures are generally made with one piece of paper, but two or three-piece-models also exist. Animal and object figures can be count as Classic Origami. “Unit Origami” is made of combination of many pieces folded paper in same way. Box Origami and Kusudama Origami can bi given as examples.

Nowadays many different types of Origami also exist such as Pop-up Origami, Knotology (Folding with paper strips), and Kirigami. It is allowed to use scissors, stick or paper in different shapes in some types of Modern Origami.

2007-01-16 05:57 Categories: Articles

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