The art of creating interesting designs with paper without the use of accessories such as glue, scissors, and with the help of geometric origami is called. (Ori) means to give with thought and (Gami) means paper.
Origami helps to cultivate and coordinate the mind and hands, and it is very important to see well, focus the mind and use the delicacy of the hands. Origami shapes include a large number of animals, birds, aquatic animals, toys, decorations, geometric and graphic shapes, architecture, industry, and more.
Origami making method
Origami is usually made of a thin, smooth and durable piece of paper with different dimensions that does not deform when folded. Constructive creativity creates a three-dimensional model of the mental image. In order for the fold line to be of high quality, it is better to use a table to fold the paper.
History and place of origin of origami
Papermaking began in China around 100 AD, but the Chinese kept the secret of papermaking for five hundred years, but finally in the sixth century AD, Buddhist monks who came to Japan from China introduced the industry to Japan.
Then the use of paper for books became common in Europe in the second half of the fourteenth century. The first paper mill in the 15th century was established in Hertford, England, and in North America in 1690.
Some people believe that the Chinese used paper mock-ups to burn at funerals, so folding paper must have become common in China for the first time. However, the Japanese completed the art of making paper and made it their own.
In the past, this art was used because of the high cost of preparing paper for special occasions such as weddings, and male and female paper butterflies were made to decorate cups.
Origami has been present in various historical periods of Japan. An anonymous author originally wrote modern origami during the Moromachi period from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. Origami then became a hobby in the Edo period, and in 1797, the book “How to Make 1000 Paper-eating Chickens” was published in Japan.
Origami entered the school curriculum in schools and even kindergartens during the Meiji period (1868-1912) to learn the art and skill of working with fingers.
Some believe that the art of folding paper was invented in Spain. The Spanish paper sparrow (Pajarita) was made in the 16th century or even earlier. The British also folded their napkins in different ways, which they later tried on folding paper.