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About Origami and Its History

Japanese origins began shortly after Chinese Buddhist monks took the paper to Japan in the sixth century. The monks nominated it as 200 AD. Due to the high cost of these papers, they were used only for religious purposes. The history of origami came after the invention of paper or to say that this paper was the result of the use of paper in society. The Japanese word origami is a combination of two short Japanese words. Ori (Oru), meaning "Fold", and Kami, meaning "Paper". some time ago whatever things were made by folding paper. It was not counted in origami. Origami is a specialty of art, which distinguishes it from all arts. We keep adding something to our painting and subtracting something in sculpture, but nothing is added or subtracted in origami art. It involves the work of sub-folding. Because of this it holds the most distinguished position.

About Origami and Its History

Development of Origami Art

Kindergarten inventor Friedrich Froebel recognized paper binding. They brought things like weaving and cutting into teaching aids for child development in the early 19th century. As the kindergarten system spread throughout Europe and the rest of the world. It brought small coloured squares, which we know today as origami papers. Joseph Albers the father of art, taught paper folding at origami in the school of design. In this way, gradually this art continued to develop.

Famous Origami Japanese Design

One of the most famous origami designs is the "Japanese crane", which is considered auspicious in Japanese culture. His belief is that whoever folds "1000 paper cranes", his heart's wishes are fulfilled.

Origami Techniques

They have some of their own techniques in origami art. With the help of this we can build the model, which is something like this

Valley and Mountain Fold Kite Base Fold Diamond Base Fold Cupboard Fold Handkerchief Fold Blintz / Blitz fold Water Bomb Fold Pleat Fold Inside Reverse Fold Inside Reverse Fold (Corner In) Outside Reverse Fold Rabbit Ear Fold Pleat on both sides at the same time Crimp and Sink Crimp on both sides at the same time Sink In and Out Fold Squash Fold Petal Fold Organ Base Fold Pig Base Fold Boat Base Fold Origami Basic Shapes for Beginners

Types of Origami

Action Origami
Action origami includes origami that flies.

Modular Origami
Modular origami consists of putting a number of identical pieces together to form a complete model.

Wet - Folding Origami
Wet-folding is an origami technique for producing models with gentle curves rather than geometric straight folds and flat surfaces.

Pureland Origami
Pureland origami adds the restrictions that only simple mountain/valley folds may be used.

Origami Tessellations
In origami tessellations, pleats are used to connect molecules such as twist folds together in a repeating fashion.

Kirigami is a Japanese form of paper cutting.

Strip Folding
Strip folding is a combination of paper folding and paper weaving.

About Origami and Its History

Papers for Origami Art

Some coloured paper and some printed paper are used in origami art. Printed papers are traditionally Japanese. These papers are coloured from one side and white from the other side. By the way, coloured paper from both sides is also available in the market. They are also sold in sizes ranging from 2.5 CM, (1 Inch) to 25 CM, (10 inches) or more. Their weight is slightly less than common paper. "WASHI" is a traditional origami paper used in Japan, made using the bark, shrub and mulberry fibers of the gumpi tree.

As much as origami art is prevalent in other countries today, in the same way it has made its hold in India as well. The artist of today is engaged in using it in his own way and learning something new from it.

Materials can Used for Origami Art

  • » Pencil and Eraser
  • » Metallic Ruler
  • » Knife
  • » Glue or Glue Stick
  • » Scissor
  • » Double-Sided Tape
  • » Chopsticks
  • » Paper Clips
  • » Hole Punch
  • » Round Tip Awl

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