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Fabric Origami 6" x 6"


Pattern Design Origami 6" x 6"


Solid Color Origami 6" x 6"


Origami Paper (4) 4" x 4"


Origami Paper (3) 3" x 3"


Mini/Small Less than 3" Origami Paper


Macro/Large Origami Paper


Assorted Sizes Origami Paper


Foil Origami Paper Assorted Pattern & Size


Special Project


Origami Workbook

What is origami? Origami is a form of visual / sculptural representation that is defined primarily by the folding of the medium (usually paper).
No one really knows when and where origami was invented. Some origami historians argue that since the invention of paper is credited to Ts'ai Lun of China in A.D. 105, paper folding must have been invented soon after. Paper was then introduced to Japan in the late sixth century by Buddhist monks, and paper folding was brought along with it. In Japan, paper was considered an expensive commodity, and it was used in many aspects of Japanese life, most notably in architecture. Certain origami models were incorporated into religious (Shinto) ceremonies. In fact, the word for paper, kami, is a homonym for the word for spirit or god. The designs associated with Shintoist ceremony have remained unchanged over the centuries. However, since there are no known Chinese records of paper folding, and since the oldest Japanese records date only to the 18th century, other historians claim that origami is definitely a Japanese invention. Regardless of its ultimate origin, Japan is recognized as the country that most fully developed the traditional art of origami.

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