Kusudama y Origami Modular

Kusudama (薬玉; de kusu (japonés= kusuri), medicina, y de dama (japonés= tama), bola) es otra manera de hacer origami (papiroflexia) con varios módulos de papel (dos o tres piezas, muchas veces hasta cien o más) que pueden ser de lo más simple hasta lo más complejo dependiendo del número de piezas de que se componga. Originariamente fueron utilizadas para contener incienso y otros olores. Sin embargo, ahora se usa normalmente como decoración.

Kusudama is a 3D 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.

Modular origami or unit origami is a paperfolding technique which uses two or more sheets of paper to create a larger and more complex structure than would be possible using single-piece origami techniques. Each individual sheet of paper is folded into a module, or unit, and then modules are assembled into an integrated flat shape or three-dimensional structure by inserting flaps into pockets created by the folding process. These insertions create tension or friction that holds the model together.

(fuente: wikipedia)

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