Origami art is an art form that creates object with the simple activity of folding a piece of paper until you create a simple or intricate design. This has been a popular hobby which is one of the oldest crafts known.
If you want to trace the origin or the art of origami, you will lose yourself trying to find it, but what we know is that paper has its origins in China. This paper was then brought to Japan where the art of origami soon became very popular. t is recognized that the Japanese were the ones to make origami to become a high art form. Origami is also a Japanese word, where ‘oru’ means ‘to fold’ and the work ‘kami’ means ‘paper’
Origami can be used for making gifts for friends and family. Origami is a very simple form of art although it can also be complex depending on the design, and it is something very inexpensive because paper is inexpensive, and many schools today make creating origami art an activity for both teachers and students. Making elaborate birds, toys, animals, and boats are being taught to children in school.
The favorite subject of origami art is birds. The reason for this is that birds are very special kinds of animals when it comes to Oriental culture. There are many other origami animals that can be created. If you have skills in origami, then you can use them to created any object that you want.
There is a unique language used in origami art. Terms like square base, bird base, mountain fold, valley fold are just some of the new terms that you will meet when making origami art works. These terms describe certain types of folds and bases which can be combines using a limited number of basic techniques which will enable you to make different objects. Because of the many objects you can make from a single piece paper makes one admire the craft as a very versatile one.
If you compare origami art with other art forms you can easily say that origami art is inexpensive. In origami art, you can create many different art works with just paper and your imagination and folding skills. If you want a more elaborate origami experience, there are craft stores online and in brick and mortar stores that sell origami kits that contain everything you need to create truly unique and wonderful origami creations. Origami kits contain special paper and full patterns and instructions. If you use these kits then you are on your way to becoming great at this form of art.