Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Gallery of Kusudamas
Kusudama is a Japanese word that originally described a ball made of flowers or herbs. It has a very similar modern meaning in origami, first having been used to describe multi-piece designs made from individual origami flowers glued or sewn together into a ball, and then by logical extension to describe self-integrated modular designs of similar appearance.

Most of my modular balls tend to be abstractly geometric rather than organic in appearance ... but here are a few that can perhaps properly be described as kusudama.

Further details about the designs pictured below can be found here.

Kudos   Q   Arcadia