How many flowers are in a kusudama?
Once you have twelve flowers, you can make the kusudama ball. The ball is made from two halves of six flowers. Apply a line of glue to the backs of two adjacent petals on one flower, do the same to a second, and then glue together using paper clips or mini pins.
How many pieces are in a kusudama?
60 pieces of paper.
Is kusudama an origami?
Kusudama origami is made of several identically folded units that are glued together or sewn together to make a spherical shape. Kusudama is often considered a precursor to the modern genre of modular origami.
What does kusudama mean in Japanese?
The Japanese kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a 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.
What are the types of modular origami?
Modular origami forms may be flat or three-dimensional. Flat forms are usually polygons (sometimes known as coasters), stars, rotors, and rings. Three-dimensional forms tend to be regular polyhedra or tessellations of simple polyhedra.
What is Golden Venture folding?
Golden Venture Folding (also called Chinese Paper Folding or 3D Origami) is a type of modular origami. Here, paper is folded into a simple triangular unit. Hundreds of these units are inserted into one another to create elaborate sculptures.
What is kusudama?
The word “kusudama” literally means “Medicine Ball” when translated from Japanese. They were originally used for incense and potpourri which I guess is where the name comes from.
Are kusudama and origami the same thing?
Both of these are the same model but one is more curved and flowery which gives it a completely different look. Byriah Loper is famous for some pretty complex origami so it’s not a surprise that he’s designed some very complex looking kusudamas.
Who are the best kusudama designers?
Ekaterina Lukasheva is really one of the best kusudama designers out there and she has 3 excellent books that are definitely worth checking out: Meenakshi Mukerji is another fantastic kusudama designer who also has several excellent books: If you do end up folding any of your own kusudamas we’d love to see them.
How many units do you need to make a Kusudama?
First up is this blue and white one. This is folded from 30 units using just regular blue on one side, white on the other side kami paper. The mix of the white and blue in the overall design is quite nice. Here’s an absolutely gorgeous kusudama folded using 30 units.