What is Origami?

Origami (折り紙) is the Japanese name for the art of Japanese paper folding. The word is Japanese, literally meaning "to fold" (oru) and "paper" (kami). Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The most well known form is probably the Japanese paper crane.

Traditionally in origami, it is accepted to fold a model from a square sheet of paper. However many origami artists use also different shapes of paper.

Happy folding!

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