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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Lucky Cranes


I'm enjoying an origami revival at the moment, when I was younger I was really keen on paper folding and origami, and I had a great book that had pre-printed fold lines which made it much easier!

However, now that I'm older and a little braver I thought I would to challenge myself a bit and try to do more complicated shapes, but one that I had wanted to do for a while was the Crane, because they are so delicate and I can think of so many creative applications in which they could be used, but also because they are supposed to be lucky, as the legend below describes (although I really cant see myself doing 1000)....

"An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true."

found via Wikipedia : HERE

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