26 Wonderfully Delightful Modular Kusudamas

26 Wonderfully Delightful Modular Origami Kusudamas

Kusudamas are always a great topic and some of the people I follow create a lot of these!

A kusudama for those not familiar with the term is a modular papercraft model in the shape of a ball. The name kusudama translates to something like "Medicine Ball" in Japanese.

These models typically use 30 individually folded units joined together without the use of tape or glue. Some of the more complex kusudamas though can have a lot more units, maybe even 100+!

Kusudamas always look beautiful and you can do some very neat things depending on the colours and patterns of the paper you use to fold the units.

So in this post we're going to take another look at some wonderfully delightful kusudamas.

First up is this blue and white one. This is folded from 30 units using just regular blue on one side, white on the other side kami paper. The mix of the white and blue in the overall design is quite nice.

Blue and White Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/28810485732/

Glacier Var. Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

Here's an absolutely gorgeous kusudama folded using 30 units. The overall shape is great but it looks especially awesome with that subtle rose and gold coloured paper.

Rose Gold Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/32112632044/

Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

Here's something a bit more flowery and complex. This particular model is folded using 60 units, 30 of one size and 30 of another.

Lady Feona
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64195347@N08/28643378263/

Lady Feona, Designed by Uniya Filonova and Folded by Valentina Minayeva

Instructions not available

 

Everything about this next one is so bright and happy. The name of this model is "Frost Crystals" but if you use bright warmer colours it's got a completely different feel.

Frost Crystals
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/33674400156/

Frost Crystals, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

This next model is designed after a type of flower called a spider lily. Do a quick Google Image search for "spider lily" or "Hymenocallis" and you'll definitely see the resemblance.

Hymenocallis
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/33438744650/

Hymenocallis, Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

Here's an absolutely beautiful fall-themed kusudama plus some very nice stars that go quite well with it.

Fall Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/82084045@N08/33342184493/

Star Planet Designed by Natalia Romanenko and Bitterrot Stars Designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva, Both Folded by MiharaMiyo Monterivas

Star Planet instructions available from kusudama.info

 

Kusudamas often look solid and packed together but some can be quite open and more "frame-like" and delicate I guess just like these next two models. Both of these are the same model but one is more curved and flowery which gives it a completely different look.

Undina Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/34300331121/

Undina Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Video instructions available from Happy Folding on YouTube

 

Byriah Loper is famous for some pretty complex origami so it's not a surprise that he's designed some very complex looking kusudamas. Despite how crazy this looks it's really just 30 units joined together like most other kusudamas.

Complex Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/34395163732/

Sarmatia Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Byriah Loper

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent design with a fantastic choice of colours and patterns on the paper. Almost makes me think of an orange creamsicle.

Sonora Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79348234@N06/15080448895/

Sonora Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Uniya Filonova

Instructions not available

 

Peter Keller took some very common sonobe units and a very common kusudama shape and gave it a bit of a twist here to make it look like a flower opening.

Flower Sonobe
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/syngola/34693541005/

Embellished Sonobe, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

 

Here's another really complex one that I believe is actually 2 kusudamas combined into one. This one uses 102 units all joined together!

Star Holes
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64195347@N08/34618177552/

Star Holes Designed by Francesco Mancini and Vallota Designed by Tanya Vysochina all Folded by Valentina Minayeva

Instructions not available

 

I'm loving pretty much everything about this next one, especially the little curls along the edges.

Green Curled Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/34639366551/

Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

"Flipper" seems like a very appropriate name for this next one which looks quite aquatic and almost marble like.

Flipper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uschi-mitzkat/34318601351/

Flipper, Designed by Masha Athanasiadi and folded by uschi mitzkat

Instructions not available

 

This kusudama is absolutely beautiful. It's folded using 12 units and the paper was hand dyed. It looks like some kind of exotic beautiful star stone. This may even be my all-time favourite kusudama.

Star Stone
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/35250185715/

Tiara Var. Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

Next we have another very unique design that almost looks like it could be an earring or something like that. It's definitely more spikey looking than your average kusudama and that's pretty cool.

Metal Crystal
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strangeplacesonearth/35499757966/

Metal Crystal, Designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva and Folded by Akira Nguyen

Instructions not available

 

Tomoaki Yano has a very unique style when it comes to kusudamas with lots of delicious looking swirl shapes.

'Buckie' type truncated octahedron
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/megagon/34825143320/

'Buckie' Type Truncated Octahedron, Designed and Folded by Tomoaki Yano

Instructions not available

 

Here's another really excellent hollowed out kind of design. I feel like these types must be a lot more delicate and easy to fall apart, especially if you're not using tape or glue to hold everything together. No glue is needed for this model though.

Tulip Garden
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/36588389742/

Tulip Garden, Designed by Meenakshi Mukerji and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Diagrams available in Origami All Kinds: Single Sheet and Modular Designs

 

Here we have a rather pointy kusudama that's been enhanced with the addition of twelve origami roses.

Twisty Roses
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64195347@N08/37260106365/

Stern + Twisty Roses, Designed by Paolo Bascetta and Folded by Valentina Minayeva

Stern instructions available here

 

The green and yellow paper used here looks absolutely delightful.

Inspiration
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/26360051909/

Inspiration, Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

Now this is a really autumn themed one. This is a regular globe folded from simple sonobe units but with a ton of autumn leaves tucked into it. An awesome idea and awesome use of coloured paper here.

Autumn Leaves
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/16545592@N04/37769069905/

Herbst, Designed and Folded by Tine Blasek

Instructions not available

 

Next we have something absolutely beautiful. This kusudama is folded from some of the most unique looking translucent paper I've seen and lit with a light. The light mixed with those splashes of colours here looks amazing!

Tornillo Enlightened
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uschi-mitzkat/38256201932/

Tornillo - Enlightened, Designed by Paolo Bascetta and Folded by uschi mitzkat

Video instructions available from Dans Origami on YouTube

 

Here's another excellent curled kusudama with a very organic almost flowery shape. When making a kusudama you can decide to curl the paper a lot, a little or keep everything straight and crisp. That's one of the many great things about origami, you have so many different ways to bring out your own style.

Hessea
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/37946782205/

Hessea Var. Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

This next one almost looks like some kind of children's toy or 3D puzzle.

Star Toy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/24978397778/

Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Instructions not available

 

This next one has a sort of country charm to it, almost like a table cloth you'd see in a rustic countryside home.

Countryside Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/38912220671/

Easy Modular, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

It's really cool how different these things can look depending on what kind of paper you use. I definitely like the paper used here which gives the whole model a more organic earthy feel.

Leaf Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/modular_dodecahedron/30447179964/

Evangeline, Designed by Xander Perrott and Folded by Kerstin

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2016

 

Here we have another absolutely fantastic use of colour. It's certainly very pearl-like.

Perlina
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79348234@N06/19668197931/

Perlina, Designed and Folded by Uniya Filonova

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is this absolutely gorgeous Imperial Rose Sonobe. Unless you look closely you can easily mistake this for actual roses with the paper used here and the perfect curls in the units.

Imperial Rose Sonobe
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/35881308134/

Imperial Rose Sonobe, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Diagrams available in Zen Origami

 

What did you think about all these incredible origami kusudamas? Let us know in the comments!


Origami Kusudamas

25 More Incredible Looking Origami Kusudamas

It's time to take another look at origami kusudamas. A kusudama is essentially a modular paper model made up of various units assembled into a ball-like shape. They're often quite beautiful with very interesting shapes and amazing colour schemes.

First up we have this beautiful flowery orange kusudama. It's assembled from 30 units.

Allegretto Kusudama by Masha Athanasiadi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/31173021992/

Allegretto, Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

Most of the time kusudamas are completely closed in but sometimes they're open with holes in them like what you see here. This one is also folded using 30 units (many kusudamas use exactly 30 units). The units here are 1:3 ratio rectangles.

Strange Midnight Kusudama by Ekaterina Lukasheva
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/31671384954/

Strange Midnight, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

This next one believe it or not uses 300 units! That's 300 pieces of paper folded and assembled together to make this! Uschi Mitzkat was also able to reverse engineer the design and fold this without any instructions.

Twirl Rhombicosidodecahedron
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uschi-mitzkat/29999075000/

Twirl Rhombicosidodecahedron, Designed by Krystyna Burczyk and Folded by Uschi Mitzkat

Instructions not available

 

This next one is absolutely beautiful with an excellent choice of paper. It's folded using 12 units that are 2:3 ratio rectangles.

60° Origami Star by Maria Sinayskaya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/31906776174/

60° Origami Star, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

Here's a very different looking design. There are 150 units here, 60 purple ones, 3o orange ones and 60 green ones.

Polyhedron with 150 units by Tomoaki Yano
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64195347@N08/31639882434/

Designed by Tomoaki Yano and Folded by Valentina Minayeva

Instructions not available

 

Next is a very festive looking kusudama. I quite like the paper used here.

Starline Kusudama by Uniya Filonova
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strangeplacesonearth/34885677694/

Starline, Designed by Uniya Filonova and Folded by Akira Nguyen

Instructions not available

 

You don't always have to fold your paper with crisp flat angles. You can always curl the paper too like you see here.

Erythronium Kusudama by Masha Athanasiadi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/32475293483/

Erythronium, Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

Here's another really great kusudama that's more on the complex side. It's folded from 72 units. I should also mention that pretty much all of these are assembled with no glue or tape.

'Buckie' (type Truncated Cuboctahedron)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/megagon/30750786726/

'Buckie' (type Truncated Cuboctahedron), Designed and Folded by Tomoaki Yano

Instructions not available

 

I really like how this next one almost looks like it's made out of stone. It's folded from regular red Tant paper and then painted with golden, bronze and purple acrylic paints. This one is folded from 12 pentagon shaped sheets of paper.

Tiara Kusudama by Ekaterina Lukasheva
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/33522477725/

Tiara, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

Next we have a quite elegant looking one with some luxurious looking gold and black paper. The colour combinations you can use to fold these are endless! This is another 30-unit kusudama.

Scilla Kusudama by Natalia Romanenko
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uschi-mitzkat/27380087112/

Scilla, Designed by Natalia Romanenko and Folded by Uschi Mitzkat

Photo diagrams available from kusudama.info

 

Here's another beautiful 30-unit kusudama. The individual units are 1:2 ratio rectangles.

Spring Awakening by Natalia Romanenko
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/33516548615/

Spring Awakening, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

Some kusudama designs look a lot like balls of flowers. The name of this one, "Moonstone Rose" really fits with the colours and shapes.

Moonstone Rose Kusudama by Natalia Romanenko
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charles-dragon/27177258463/

Rosalie, Designed by Natalia Romanenko and Folded by Charles Smith

Diagrams available in British Origami Magazine #279

 

This one is very well put together and I really like the star shapes.

Sunshine Kusudama by Valentina Minayeva
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strangeplacesonearth/33278775265/

Sunshine, Designed by Valentina Minayeva and Folded by Akira Nguyen

Photo diagrams available from stranamasterov.ru

 

This next one is folded from fake dollar bills which is probably a good thing otherwise this would be one expensive kusudama! This is another design that has holes in it which I quite like.

Skella Beta Kusudama by Maria Sinayskaya
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/34842520963/

Skella Beta, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Video instructions available from Sarah Adam's YouTube channel

 

Byriah Loper is famous for some incredible interlocking shape models but he's also designed a few really great kusudamas as well.

Pisidia Kusudama (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/35375583866/

Pisidia Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Byriah Loper

Instructions not available

 

The purple and shiny paper here is a very nice combination.

Mandragora by Ekaterina Lukasheva
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uschi-mitzkat/17368402921/

Mandragora, Designed by Ekaterina Lukasheva and Folded by Uschi Mitzkat

Instructions not available

 

Here's another really great curly design.

Kusudama by Natalia Romanenko
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/35375268222/

Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

Here's another one with a really great design and a really great colour combination.

Fern Flower var. by Masha Athanasiadi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/35601530471/

Fern Flower var. Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

This is a really great design and I especially like the blue and yellow star paper used here. This one is also made from 30 units and the units are folded from 2:3 ratio rectangles.

Kusudama by Akizhi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strangeplacesonearth/33711043172/

Designed and Folded by Akira Nguyen

Instructions not available

 

Here's a quite soft and pretty looking kusudama folded out of 60 Sonobe units. The Sonobe Unit was designed by Mitsunobu Sonobe and is probably the most popular unit to assemble modular origami models out of.

Sonobe Kusudama by Peter Keller
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/syngola/34739888251/

Sonobe with Stripes, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

 

Here's another very pretty almost flowery looking kusudama. Sometimes these are enhanced with beads or string like you see here.

Sea Jelly var. by Valentina Minayeva
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64195347@N08/33645511521/

Sea Jelly var. Designed and Folded by Valentina Minayeva

Instructions not available

 

This is another really excellent 30-unit model.

Elisabeth Kusudama by Masha Athanasiadi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uschi-mitzkat/34149914530/

Elisabeth, Designed by Masha Athanasiadi and Folded by Uschi Mitzkat

Diagrams available from Masha Athanasiadi's Google Drive

 

This design reminds me of ice cream or some kind of delicious looking dessert.

Izumi Kusudama by Tomoaki Yano
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/megagon/24261914726/

Izumi, Designed and Folded by Tomoaki Yano

Instructions not available

 

This one really looks like the bows you'd put on top of a present.

Pompadour Kusudama by Uniya Filonova
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strangeplacesonearth/35595660021/

Pompadour, Designed by Uniya Filonova and Folded by Akira Nguyen

Instructions not available

 

Our final kusudama for this post is this absolutely beautiful purple star looking thing by Ekaterina Lukasheva.

Hathor Kusudama by Ekaterina Lukasheva
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/33235060870/

Hathor (Opus K-516), Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post. If you want to get into folding some kusudamas of your own there are several excellent books you need to check out.

First of all Ekaterina Lukasheva has 3 fantastic books. You've seen several of her designs in this post.

Meenakshi Mukerji is another really excellent kusudama designer who also has 3 excellent books.

And finally Byriah Loper has a great book called Mind-Blowing Modular Origami that has some great kusudama designs in it as well as a bunch of his crazy interlocking shape models.

If you fold a kusudama of your own be sure to post a photo in the comments!


Origami Tessellations

25 Incredible Origami Tessellations that Could Go on Forever

Origami Tessellations are a very interesting and unique use of paper. Especially if you appreciate the mathematics and design behind them.

In a previous post we talked about the different kinds of tessellations and a bit of the history behind them.

For this post we're going to get right into the tessellations starting with this very neat looking brick wall.

Brick Wall
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/7395525504/

Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

This next image is something quite unique. Andrey Ermakov used a hexagon shaped sheet of paper to fold a Yin Yang symbol with two different tessellation patterns.

Yin Yang
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/18907923933/

Yin Yang, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

Alessandro Beber has a lot of really cool designs with 3D looking shapes folded into the design. He's currently working on a book with instructions to fold some of his designs and hopefully it'll be out soon.

3D Cubes Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30452866@N06/22321894722/

Space 0, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

Here's an absolutely beautiful looking tessellation. It's folded from elephant hide paper, painted with alcohol based ink and covered with ivory coloured acrylic spray which gives it the rose colours.

Wired Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/syngola/27633402133/

Wired, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent brick wall-like tessellation pattern from Ilan Garibi.

Twister
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/25384073632/

Twister, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

I've always liked these 3D sort of optical illusion shapes and Alessandro Beber is a master of working them into origami tessellation designs.

Perceptions
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30452866@N06/29762110515/

Perceptions, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

This is more of a fractal-like pattern.

Septagon
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jun_mitani/8756328263/

Septagon, Designed and Folded by Jun Mitani

Crease pattern available from Jun Mitani's website

 

I really like how this next design looks like a bunch of interlocked chain links or a weaved basket. The title of "Stitched" is very appropriate.

Stitched
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/7520496098/

Stitches, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Tessellations don't have to just be 2 dimensional. Melina Hermsen designed this cool looking 3D tower pattern.

Towerstars
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/24776310@N04/5086392272/

Towerstars, Designed and Folded by Melina Hermsen

Instructions not available

 

Because tessellations use the same repeating pattern the back of the model is often just as great looking if not better than the front. Here's one of Ilan Garibi's brick tessellations viewed up close and from the back.

Rotated Bricks Back View
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/5377273257/

Rotated Brick - Back View, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's another one of those great 3D cube tessellations from Alessandro Beber.

Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30452866@N06/22148045649/

ॐ, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

This is another excellent close up view of a semi-3D looking tessellation.

Hexagon Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/117159903@N05/25515596100/

Prospective Model, Designed by Lydia Diard and Folded by Luca De Giorgi

Instructions not available

 

This tessellation looks really great but it's actually the back side of the model.

Gradient Back
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/7395516284/

Gradient - Back View, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

For this next tessellation Alessandro Beber took a hexagon sheet of paper, made all the creases, unfolded it and then treated the paper with water and black ink to give it the colour. Then he refolded everything and the result is what you see here.

Cubes Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30452866@N06/21712149504/

Point of View II, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

Here's another beautiful close-up tessellation photo. As one of the commenters on the original photo says it almost looks like bridges and tunnels.

Bridges and Tunnels
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/8381183496/

IGO 266 Bridges Side, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's another awesome looking fractal design.

Voroni Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jun_mitani/8776923905/

Voronoi Based Tessellation, Designed and Folded by Jun Mitani

Crease pattern available from Jun Mitani's website

 

This next one is absolutely fantastic. It would be really neat to see something like a whole wall of this pattern. The paper here is really beautiful too.

Red Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/5893687844/

Double Cubes, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's another one of Jun Mitani's excellent designs.

Star
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jun_mitani/9215364904/

Designed and Folded by Jun Mitani

Instructions not available

 

Apparently this next tessellation is so strong that you can stand on it! The physics behind some of these origami tessellations must be very interesting.

Strong Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/8341585202/

Bricks, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent design from Alessandro Beber. It's folded from a very large hexagon shaped piece of paper.

Space Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30452866@N06/19943305396/

Space 1, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

The colours in this next model are painted with acrylic paints and the paper looks really beautiful. The tessellation design is made to resemble an old flag-stone road.

Flagstone
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/syngola/28857550261/

Older Flag Stone-ish Tessellation, Designed by Joel Cooper and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

 

In this next tessellation you can really see how the patterns could continue to be folded forever if you had infinite paper.

Star Tessellation
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/praisepratajev/30144557081/

More Stars, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

Crease pattern available from Robin Scholz's Flick

 

Here's another back view of one of Ilan Garibi's designs.

Bricks Other Side
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/8348205207/

Bricks - The Other Side, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

The paper used in this next tessellation is absolutely beautiful.

Art Nouveau
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamijoel/6720406315/

Art Nouveau, Designed and Folded by Joel Cooper

Instructions not available

 

Our final image for this post is this "6 Petals Flower Tessellation' from Ilan Garibi. It took him 256 minutes to fold the whole thing.

6 Petals
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/3887437646/

6 Petals Flower Tessellation, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

What are your experiences with paper tessellations? Let us know in the comments and feel free to share a photo of anything you've folded yourself!


Kusudamas

30 Absolutely Beautiful Origami Kusudamas

Kusudamas are modular origami models where multiple units are fit together to form a ball-like shape. The word “kusudama” literally means “Medicine Ball” when translated from Japanese. They were originally used for incense and potpourri which I guess is where the name comes from.

If you’re an origami purist then you make kusudamas without any sort of glue, tape or string to hold the units together. A lot of kusudama designs are made in such a way that all the pieces will fit together strongly and you won’t even need glue. However if you’re making a kusudama to display and you want to use a bit of tape or glue to make sure it doesn’t fall apart we won’t judge you.

You often see kusudamas hanging from a string and a lot of them have fancy tassels hanging from the bottom as well. Because kusudamas are made from multiple units you can use different coloured paper for some absolutely beautiful results and patterns.

Our first kusudama for this post is by Ekaterina Lukasheva who is definitely one of the top kusudama designers out there. It's folded using some of Peter Keller's excellent paper. There's no glue, tape or anything like that here.

Caliope
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/26692101954/

Caliope, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

This is a very unique kusudama design because you don't normally see this much detail on the faces of the shapes. It's folded from 24 separate units and the designs are fantastic.

Sierpinski Triangles
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/origamiru/26410136335/

Sierpinski Triangles, Designed and Folded by Andrey Ermakov

Instructions not available

 

Here's an absolutely gorgeous kusudama. The colours of the paper you use have a huge impact.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/32269581225/

Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Basic instructions for the units are available here

 

Here's another great little model that almost resembles a turtle.

Little Turtle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92285150@N02/21246175303/

Little Turtle, Designed by Tomoko Fuse and Folded by Rainer Berg

Diagrams available in Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations

 

The red and silver colours in this design are awesome. This one is made from 30 individual units and there's no glue or tape.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/31127718824/

Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

You don't always have to use straight edges either. Lots of designs like this one curve the paper for an elegant look.

Maiko Var
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/30331907413/

Maiko var, Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

A lot of kusudamas have a flowery look to them. This one is folded from 90 separate units!

Hoya Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/27153060324/

Hoya Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Tutorial available from kusudama.info

 

This next image is a great example of how you can take a basic design and make it much larger and more complex with more units. I also really like the metallic colours used here.

Karoo Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/28184376862/

Karoo Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

Here are two more flowery ones. I really like the green colours here.

Nerium and Tri-Blossom
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/28337337532/

Nerium and Tri-Blossom, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Diagrams available in Modular Origami Kaleidoscope

 

This one isn't too complex but I really like the shapes here and also the colours. This one is made out of 12 units.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/28328867855/

Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

Here's a very different looking kusudama with some interesting shapes and curls.

Inspiration
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/16545592@N04/28542987032/

Inspiration, Designed and Folded by Christine Blasek

Instructions not available

 

Here's another really pretty and kind of tasty looking one. It's made out of 30 units and there's no glue or tape used here. It's also folded with regular Tant paper.

Curved
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/29483144925/

Curved, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

Here's another great flowery looking kusudama. It almost reminds me of a cabbage... It's folded from 30 7 cm x 7 cm squares of paper.

Flora
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/27983970961/

Flora, Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

I really like designs that have holes in them kind of like what you see here. The colours are fantastic again too.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/28672651442/

Braganza Crown (variation), Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

Here's a very pretty flowery looking kusudama.

Hortensia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/28647642901/

Hortensia Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

I really like the pattern here and how it looks when you use two colours for the paper. If every unit was the same colour it definitely wouldn't have the same effect.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/28395971991/

Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

Here's another absolutely beautiful looking kusudama. I really love the design and colours used here.

Sonobe
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/28505001272/

Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

The colours here are very different from what we've seen so far. It almost reminds me of chocolate icing. The paper used here is regular kami paper that has been spray painted. Apparently the paper becomes silkier after being spray painted.

Erato
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/28866969652/

Erato, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

The blue and orange paper here really works well together.

No Name Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/24992406612/

Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

This next one is an excellent example of using paper with a simple pattern for a very nice look.

Polka Dot
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/27299236564/

Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

I really like the colours used here, especially how they look quite faded. This one uses some of Peter Keller's excellent paper.

Inspiration 2
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/16545592@N04/28032644174/

Inspiration No. 2, Designed and Folded by Christine Blasek

Instructions not available

 

This one is a bit different and I quite like how the star parts stick out from the rest of the ball.

Sea Anemone
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/27114409584/

Sea Anemone, Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions available here

 

Here's quite a girly looking kusudama.

Ariadne's Crown
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/27722547954/

Ariadne's Crown, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

This is another very unique design. You don't normally see frilly shapes like that. This totally looks like some kind of party decoration. This one is simply folded from regular blue and white printer paper.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/151564949@N03/31743290714/

Kusudama, Designed by Tomoko Fuse and Folded by Davide Stefania

Diagrams available in Floral Origami Globes

 

Here's a really elegant looking gold and silver coloured kusudama.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/goorigami/28466676411/

Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

This is another excellent example of how you can incorporate paper with a pattern on it into a kusudama design.

Braganza
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/28452413970/

Braganza Crown, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

Here's a second variation of this design that uses triangles instead of pentagons.

Braganza Crown
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/28467204310/

Braganza Crown, Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent flowery looking kusudama.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/32041655503/

Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

This next one took a bit of extra work to figure out a way to keep it assembled without using glue.

Aura
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/28706231310/

Aura, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

Here's another excellent curly-looking design. With the red and gold paper here this would make an excellent Christmas decoration.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73033379@N07/31446447306/

Designed and Folded by Masha Athanasiadi

Instructions not available

 

Our final kusudama for this post is by Natalia Romanenko. It's made from 30 sheets of paper and there's no glue or tape used here.

Kusudama
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/28666706715/

Designed and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Instructions not available

 

If you'd like to fold your own kusudamas usually they're not too difficult. You really only need a little bit of origami experience.

Ekaterina Lukasheva is really one of the best kusudama designers out there and she has 3 excellent books that are definitely worth checking out:

Meenakshi Mukerji is another fantastic kusudama designer who also has several excellent books:

If you do end up folding any of your own kusudamas we'd love to see them. Feel free to share a photo in the comments or on any of our social media pages!


Tessellation

25 Awesome Origami Tessellations that Would Impress Even M.C. Escher

Origami tessellations are essentially patterns, folded with origami, that repeat themselves as long as you want to continue folding.

There are 2 major types of tessellations, the classic type and corrugations.

Classic tessellations are usually based on either a square or hexagonal grid. The paper in these tessellations is folded into an odd number of layers to make the shapes and patterns.

There's always an odd number of layers since the paper needs to always be folded back on itself to continue the pattern.

Because different sections of the tessellations have different numbers of layers you can turn on a light behind the tessellation for some neat effects.

Corrugations are made with one layer and the tessellation pattern is formed with wrinkles and waves in the paper. You can see the entire surface of the paper and it doesn't look that neat to put a light behind it.

There are a couple other types of tessellations and even combinations of them in the same model. This post features a collection of mostly classic tessellations and corrugations.

Our first image for this post is a basket weave classic tessellation. It was photographed at an origami convention.

Basket Weave Tessellation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/7445142252

Basket Weave Tessellation, Designed by Joel Cooper and Folded by Tom Crain (Photo by Evan Zodl)

Instructions not available

 

This next model is an example of a corrugation. You can see how the paper is folded into waves and is all one layer, especially when compared to the previous example.

Adulthood Tessellated
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/20302635340

Adulthood, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a flowery looking classic tessellation.

Double Triangle Sawtooth
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethorigami/6315495827

Double Triangle Sawtooth, Designed by Miguel Blanco Munoz and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions available in Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs

 

Here's another excellent corrugation. It's design is based on M. C. Escher's Ascending and Descending stairs artwork.

Escher Stairs
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/5895711053

Escher Stairs, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

This next image is a third type of tessellation called a Recursive Tessellation. These tessellations are kind of fractal in design with the pattern getting smaller towards the middle and larger towards the outside.

A Star
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jun_mitani/8743013641

A Star, Designed and Folded by Jun Mitani

Crease pattern available from Jun Mitani's website

 

Here's an example of a tessellation with a backlight.

Heptamerous
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/5635206469

Heptamerous ver 3, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

This is an absolutely incredible tessellation. Alessandro Beber is an expert at weaving in different shapes and designs into the pattern.

Penrose+
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ale_beber_origami/19781560190

Penrose+, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

Here's another fantastic example of an origami corrugation.

Inspiration L
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/29132890706/

Inspiration-L, Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

Here's a fantastic classic style tessellation pattern.

Mystery
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/4484116428

Mystery, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

I've the 3D look of Alessandro Beber's tessellations.

Promises
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ale_beber_origami/27549909976

Promises, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

In this next image you can see how you can continue the pattern indefinitely if you have large enough paper.

Origami Tessellation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/syngola/28739384083/

Spread Rhombi, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

 

Here's another awesome corrugation.

NSNS
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/27133942213

NSNS, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

This tessellation is designed to look like a series of pagodas.

Bagan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/6211325847

Bagan, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here we have a beautiful tessellation that's sort of a mixture between classic tessellations and corrugations.

Circle Tess
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethorigami/6315966650

Circle Tessellation, Designed by Benjamin Parker and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

 

A lot of these tessellations almost look like the magic eye images. You can almost get lost in them when you stare for a while.

Go This Way
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/5987759827

Go THIS Way - side D, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's another one of Alessandro Beber's awesome 3D-looking designs.

Space 0
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ale_beber_origami/22321894722

Space 0, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

This next model is a very unique idea creating an origami tessellation with a set of paper trees. The end result is a pretty cool looking forest.

Rules of the Jungle
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/3550315559

The Rules of the Jungle, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

This tessellation is an excellent example of how tessellations don't have to be based simple geometric shapes. You can also create great curved or organic looking patterns.

Spiral Tessellation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kusudama-me/29771361076/

Designed and Folded by Ekaterina Lukasheva

Instructions not available

 

Ekaterina Lukasheva also made a time lapse video showing the model being folded.

 

Here's another excellent corrugation design.

Hidden Garden
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/8359605001

Hidden Garden, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a kind of delicious looking tessellation.

Icings Variation
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24776310@N04/3856490073

Icings Variation Ib, Designed and Folded by Melina Hermsen

Instructions not available

 

This tessellation is also inspired by M.C. Escher.

Which Way is Up
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/5960106841

Which way is up? Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

Here's another awesome 3D optical illusion-like tessellation.

Cubes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ale_beber_origami/15627283350

Cubes Tessellation #1, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

This next tessellation has quite a different design and shows that you can combine different patterns and shapes to make something unique.

Origami Samsara Wheel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dimon_c1/28476780800/

Samsara Wheel, Designed Alessandro Beber and folded by Dzmitry Lysiuk

Instructions not available

 

I quite like how you can see both sides of this tessellation. It's cool seeing how the back of it looks, in many cases the back of the pattern also has a really cool look.

Penrose Triangle
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ale_beber_origami/11221905263

Penrose Triangle Tessellation, Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

 

Our final model for this post is something very unique. Ilan Garibi used origami tessellation techniques to make this paper QR code. The crazy thing is that this QR code actually works. If you hold your phone up to your monitor you can actually scan it!

This model uses 64 sheets of paper.

Pixelated Froebel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garibiilan/6465972171

Pixelated Froebel, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

 

If you want to get into origami tessellations we recommend you check out the book Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs by Eric Gjerde. It has some great beginner level tessellations if you're just starting out as well as some much harder ones if you're looking for a challenge.


Interlocking Shapes

The Amazing Craziness of Byriah Loper's Geometric Origami

I've been fascinated with the crazy interlocking shape models that Byriah Loper has been designing for years now.

You may have heard of the Five Interlocking Tetrahedra model before. It's pretty popular, here's a video showing its assembly.

I've tried a couple of times to put this together but I can never get the 5th one to fit in properly. If you want to try folding this model yourself you can follow the video or check out the original instructions here.

Byriah Loper's models are on another whole level from this.

His models are already amazing but if you're into math at all then you'll probably enjoy these even more.

These are my top 20 favourite photos of his work. All models are designed and folded by Byriah Loper.

If you're interested in learning more about the design and math behind these models click through to the original image on Flickr and check out the description.

 

Growing Rhombi
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/21893273995/

"Growing Rhombi" (Level 5) Three Interlocking Octahedrically Distorted Octahedra

Instructions available from Byriah Loper's Flickr

 

Five Interlocking Deconstructed Octahedra
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/20884624110/

Five Interlocking Deconstructed Octahedra

Instructions available from Byriah Loper's Flickr

 

Twelve Interlocking Decagonal Stars + Twelve Interlocking Pentakaidecagonal Stars (Byrah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/19882022370/

Twelve Interlocking Decagonal Stars + Twelve Interlocking Pentakaidecagonal Stars

Instructions not available

 

Lanterns
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/19509455830/

"Lanterns" Six Interlocking Irregular Monotruncated Octahedra

Instructions available from Byriah Loper's Flickr

 

Three Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Parabitruncated Gyrobifastigia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/17416674009/

Three Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Parabitruncated Gyrobifastigia

Instructions not available

 

Five Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Dodecaugmanted Cuboctahedra v.2 (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/17367712645/

Five Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Dodecaugmanted Cuboctahedra v.2

Instructions available from Byriah Loper's Flickr

 

This next model is the most complex and time-consuming one he's designed. It took 6 months to design this shape without using a computer!

Galaxy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/16360486394/

"Galaxy" Fifteen Interlocking Wrinkled Octahedra v.6

Instructions not available

 

Five Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Dodecaugmented Cuboctahedra
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/15124756636/

Five Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Dodecaugmented Cuboctahedra

Instructions available from Byriah Loper's Flickr

 

Five Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Rhombic Dodecahedra (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/14517036970/

Five Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Rhombic Dodecahedra

Instructions not available

 

"Event Horizon" Twenty Interlocking Irregular Augmented Tetrahedra (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/13913103465/

"Event Horizon" Twenty Interlocking Irregular Augmented Tetrahedra (Byriah Loper)

Instructions available in Mind-Blowing Modular Origami: The Art of Polyhedral Paper Folding

 

This next creation took almost 40 hours to fold and assemble out of 150 units!

Ten Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Triaugmented Omnitruncated Digonal Dihedra (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/12237634405/

Ten Interlocking Irregular Hyperboloidal Triaugmented Omnitruncated Digonal Dihedra

Instructions available from Byriah Loper's Flickr

 

"K5" Twenty Interlocking Tetrahedra v.2 (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/11825563785/

"K5" Twenty Interlocking Tetrahedra v.2

Instructions available in Mind-Blowing Modular Origami: The Art of Polyhedral Paper Folding

 

Twenty Interlocking Irregular Tetrahedra (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/8952536072/

Twenty Interlocking Irregular Tetrahedra

Instructions not available

 

Four Interlocking Irregular Triaugmented Quasidiminished Hexahedra (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/8717701791/

Four Interlocking Irregular Triaugmented Quasidiminished Hexahedra

Instructions not available

 

Five Interlocking Irregular Tetragonaly Twisted Triakis Tetrahedra v.2 (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/8248242802/

Five Interlocking Irregular Tetragonaly Twisted Triakis Tetrahedra v.2

Instructions available from Byriah Loper's Flickr

 

"K7" Twenty Interlocking Snub Digonal Dihedra (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/7874723984/

"K7" Twenty Interlocking Snub Digonal Dihedra

Instructions not available

 

This incredible creation is folded out of 180 units!

Fifteen Interlocking Wrinkled Rhombic Prisms (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/24686550056/

Fifteen Interlocking Wrinkled Rhombic Prisms

Instructions not available

 

Eight Interlocking Tetrahedra #4 (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/27903077825/

Eight Interlocking Tetrahedra #4

Instructions not available

 

Thirty Interlocking Triangles (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/27785154803/

Thirty Interlocking Triangles

Instructions not available

 

This last model might be my favourite one. It's folded and assembled from 120 units and reminds me of a Borg cube from Star Trek.

Thirty Interlocking Squares (Byriah Loper)
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/byriahloper/28304595664/

Thirty Interlocking Squares

Instructions not available

 

If you want to see more you can check out Byriah Loper's Flickr account.

He also has a book that's available on Amazon if you're feeling adventurous and you want to try folding some very difficult models.


Tessellation

15 Beautiful Close-Up Photos of Origami Tessellations

A tessellation is a tiling repeating pattern using geometric shapes called tiles that repeat over and over with no gaps or overlaps.  If you're familiar with the work of M.C. Escher then you've probably seen this sort of art before.

It's possible to create tessellations out of origami as well by taking a large piece of paper and folding different sections of it into repeating tiles and shapes.  The results as you can see in the photos below can be quite beautiful.  The size of the tessellation is really only limited by the size of your paper and how much patience you have as a folder.

Here are 16 up close photos of origami tessellations folded by some expert origami artists you should definitely check out.

Orange Origami Tessellation

Orange 4, Designed and Folded by Joel Cooper

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Nouveau Origami Tessellation

Nouveau 3, Designed and Folded by Joel Cooper

Instructions not available

Original Image on Flickr

 

Gold Origami Tessellation

Gold 4, Designed and Folded by Joel Cooper

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Fireworks Tessellation by Joel Cooper

Fireworks, Designed and Folded by Joel Cooper

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Wreaths Tessellation by Joel Cooper

Wreaths Tessellation, Designed and Folded by Joel Cooper

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

42 Origami Tessellation by Alessandro Beber

"42" Designed and Folded by Alessandro Beber

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Spiral Galaxy M81 Origami Tessellation by Peter Keller

Spiral Galaxy m81, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Heimkehrer Origami Tessellation by Peter Keller

Heimkehrer, Designed and Folded by Peter Keller

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Hilli's Corrugation by Robin Scholz

Hilli's Corrugation, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Christine's Clover Origami Tessellation by Robin Scholz

Christine's Clover, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

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Hydringringea Origami Tessellation by Robin Scholz

HydRingRingEa, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

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Hydringringea Back by Robin Scholz

HydRingRingEa Back, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

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Celtic Origami Tessellation by Robin Scholz

Celtic Tessellation, Designed and Folded by Robin Scholz

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Diamond Corrugation by Robin Scholz

Diamond Corrugation, Designed by Ilan Garibi, Folded by Robin Scholz

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