Modern origami

Nowadays, origami is actively developing around the world, enriched by new techniques and methods. Until about the middle of the twentieth century, the origami scholars limited themselves to the traditional form of a square, without using either glue or scissors. The square was used as a tribute to traditions, but gradually the original meaning put into it by the followers of Zen Buddhism was forgotten almost everywhere. Now the direction of the school of origami is divided into three main directions.

The first course. Traditional origami – its followers continue to use the traditional square as a base. The followers of one of the schools of this trend put together unusually sophisticated models, far exceeding the traditional forms in complexity. Making models from special paper takes several hours and is very laborious. Representatives of another school advocate simplicity and tend to make products by making as few bends as possible.

The second course. The followers of this current folded models from triangular, rectangular, six and octagonal sheets.

The third course. Modular origami is the production of models from some, sometimes quite large number of modules of the same type.

Now, origami has ceased to be just art. With equal rights, it can be called both a learning method and a therapy method; more and more scientists and engineers are turning to origami, finding new technical solutions in models.

Origami is inexhaustible, and only depends on you how it will be in the future.

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