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The art of origami in Palestine

Origami directly translates to “folding paper” and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s

Source : Al Arabiya / 12 June 2013

Palestinian mother Fadia usually dedicates her time to looking after her children, however, she still finds a moment to practice her new hobby; the ancient Japanese art of Origami.

Origami is an art form established in the 17th century. It is based on folding paper to make three dimensional models.

“It was a coincidence. I saw this art, liked it and learnt it. I improved my skills over time,” she told Al Arabiya.

She folds thousands of pieces of paper to make a delicate white goose.

Fadia has perfected her technique and now makes an array of forms using different colors and different types of paper.

“It’s very pretty. It’s a lot of fun, and it's beneficial. [You can make] use of it. You can make baskets, different shapes of trees, fish, birds, anything,”she adds.

Origami directly translates to “folding paper” and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s, it has now evolved into an modern artistic technique.

Origami is an art form established in the 17th century. It is based on folding paper to make three dimensional models.

 

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