book kusudama flower

by cindy
(torrington, ct)

i had an old falling-apart book and, rather than throw it out, i thought it should do something useful with it.

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May 13, 2010
I love origami
by: Cory

This book flower is just wonderful!! Origami is amazing, the circles of origami creations just keeps getting bigger and bigger

May 08, 2010
Neat! and new to me...
by: Barb

Thanks for sharing, Cindy!

I looked up kusudama on Wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:
The Japanese kusudama (medicine ball) is a paper model that is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape. Alternately the individual components may be glued together...

It is...considered origami, although origami purists frown upon using its characteristic technique of threading or gluing the units together, while others recognize that early traditional Japanese origami often used both cutting (see thousand origami cranes or senbazuru) and pasting, and respect kusudama as an ingenious traditional paper folding craft in the origami family.

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