You may have heard the name of Origami or may even have seen one of them for real. But in the following text, we tell you briefly what it is and where it comes from.
Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper. Together, they form the word, “origami”. The art has been passed from parents to children and this is how it has been kept alive for generations. The creation of paper can be in forms of different animals, birds, fish, geometric shapes, puppets, toys or even masks.
From the very different shapes that are made as origami, perhaps the most well-known one is the crane. It has become the international symbol of peace. In Japan, every child eventually learns to make the crane.
Now, where do you think it comes from? Of course, paper folding is a part of Chinese culture and one thought is that they were the first to invent it because Chinese were the first to make papers, so perhaps they were the first to make origami.
For this kind of art, the only thing that is needed is of course paper but many paper folders prefer to use a flat surface to fold models on, but others, like Japanese, fold in the air. Traditional paper folders believe that only the hands should be used when folding, but many modern folders use other tools when folding. For examples, tweezers or paper clips are used to make very small folds.
Aside from the history and origin of the art, it can be a good gift for your friends to show them how much they are important to you. Something that you make with your bare hands to make someone else happy has a great value that nothing else can be compared with it.
So, go ahead, learn how to make one and give it to your loved one.