Origami it is a Japanese term, accepted by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), which is used as a synonym for origami . Its about art which consists of the creation of figures by folding and folding a piece of paper properly .
Origami is based on folding: scissors are not used or glue is used . The key is to fold the paper in the right place, repeating the action the number of times that is necessary and in the required order.
The origin of origami dates back to the first centuries of our era. It emerged in the Chinese territory and then passed Japan , where it became popular. Its boom came with the cheaper paper, which became available for all the society .
The arrival of origami in the western world is linked to the Silk Road and to travels from Marco Polo . In recent decades, thanks to the complexity of the designs, his artistic condition has risen.
He classic origami It is done exclusively with folds of a single piece of paper. However, there are others techniques that offer new possibilities to origami.
He modular origami , by example , is carried out from the coupling of different equal pieces. Usually these are simple units that are integrated to generate a complete model.
He action origami , meanwhile, it aims to allow the resulting figure to perform some kind of movement. Usually pulling a part or doing Pressure in a region, it is possible that some sector of the figure moves.