Chiyogami Yuzen Origami paper
Article Number 27840
12 sheets. 70 g/m². 15 x 15 cm.
Origami. Expression of creative strength.
Paper was invented more than 2,000 years ago in China. From there, monks took it to Japan in the 7th century. There is no evidence of whether they took the art of folding paper with them too but it is undisputed that the Japanese are the only people who refined paper-folding to become a sophisticated art form, namely Origami (from Japanese oru = fold und kami = paper).
The starting point is always a square piece of paper, which is folded to create two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects without use of any tools. (If it is unfolded again, it must not have any adhesive surfaces or cuts). There are a number of different folding techniques, such as mountain and valley fold, squash fold, Z fold or petal fold. Imagination knows almost no limits as regards the shapes and objects which can be copied. There are the classic shapes handed down for centuries – balloon, bird, frog and windmill – which do not resemble the original down to the last detail but only require 10 to 30 steps in the folding process, and, at the other end of the scale, complex and very detailed objects which represent the original as closely as possible and may require as many as 300 folding steps. Origami is relaxing yet focusses concentration simultaneously and this has meanwhile been recognised here in Europe too, above all because it is simply fun not only to develop your creative and artistic skills playfully when folding the objects but also to train a grasp of mathematics and the ability to think in three dimensions. For you to have a go yourself, we offer you two different papers with classic patterns originating, of course, from Japan.
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