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The History of Origami

Posted by Olivia Hague-Delves on

Origami first came to light way back when in Ancient Japan. Origami came from two different words put together. Oru meaning ‘paper’ and Kami meaning ‘folding’. So throughout the history of Origami we found that the translation is paper folding. It came about shortly after paper was introduced into Japan by monks in the 6th Century.

Then it was only used for religious ceremonies as paper was a luxury that only few could afford. In the history of Origami, it states it was used for luck and was given as tokens to samurai warriors. It was also given to the Bride and Groom in the shapes of butterflies. Origami was used much like greetings cards are used today. They were attached to gifts.

In around the 1950’s Origami had a modern growth but stayed well in its traditions.

Bringing the art of origami into the Contemporary World

Our origami print is hand folded into a heart with a selected image or message that is printed in sections and then folded together to make the image come together. This quirky, stylish and sentimental gift brings a modern take on a traditional origami art. It gives a fun and quirky 3D effect to what would be a normal picture in a frame. You receive it in a lovely monochrome frame or a white box frame. It comes out beautifully. It is also lovely as an anniversary gift, or a birthday gift. Each origami heart is made, delicately, with love and care.


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