Origami (Ori-folding, gami/kami- paper) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese Culture.
Almost any flat material can be used for folding ; the only requirement is that it should hold a crease. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through.
Here are few of my origami art works. I used magazine paper. You can use better quality paper and coloured sheets. I will try to make more of these whenever I get time.
Use of Origami in real life:
1) Origami is used in manufacturing of miniature, models of bridges and stadiums.
2) Medicine: Paper folding techniques are used to embody the cell membrane and protein, and are used in modelling DNA samples.
3) NASA engineers use Origami to view hidden geometry in the various folds. Origami is providing an answer to a very difficult question- how to pack the spacecraft in the minimum possible volume?
4) Such skills allow children to comprehend, characterize and construct their own vernacular for world around them.
Difference between Origami and Kirigami:
Origami solely involves folding and nothing else- no cutting, glueing or marking. Kirigami on the other hand, involves folding and cutting, glue is allowed too.