70 Beautiful Examples of Origami Paper Art

We’ve previously showcased some really cool paper sculpturing artwork; today we are going to show you another type of paper-related artwork. It is something we are all familiar with – Origami. Origami is an art of paper folding, and paper cranes are probably what we’ll thought of when it comes to origami.

Origami originates from Japan, and in Japanese, Ori means paper, and kami(gami) means folding. There are various types of Origami, respectively action, modular, wet-folding and pureland. Today, we are going to show you some of the best examples of these paper made wonders.

Here’s a showcase of 70 beautiful and creative origami created by fans all over the world. Full list after jump.

Grulla

Designed by Roman Diaz and Daniel Naranjo. Folded from 37*37cm MC treated tissue.

Source: Kekremsi

grulla
Origami Jedi

Folded by Phillip West from a single uncut square. Modified from Satoshi Kamiya’s Wizard.

Source: Phillip West

origami jedi
Origami Tarantula

A really impressive model designed by Robert Lang, folded from a square of a tissue-foil paper.

Source: Robert Lang

Origami Tarantula
Divine Dragon

Masterpieces of origami dragons, famous Bahamut – Divine Dragon by Satoshi Kamiya. Folded by Brian Chan.

Source: Satoshi Kamiya

Origami Dragon
Yoda Origami

Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata. Folded by Phillip West from Lokta sandpaper paper back coated to tissue paper.

Source: Phillip West

Yoda Origami
Ancient Dragon

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya. Wet folded from mulberry tissue 136x136cm.

Ancient Dragon
Life Size Onitsuka Tiger

Created for Asics lounge in Berlin. This huge origami sculpture dimensions are: 270x110x60cm.

Source: Sipho Mabona

Life size Onitsuka Tiger
Praying Mantis (female)

Designed and folded by Sipho Mabona. Wet folded form one uncut square of shikibu kizukishki kozo (handmade) colored with calligraphic ink.

Source: Sipho Mabona

Praying Mantis female
Gryphon

Interesting and complex example of gryphon origami. Folded from two types of paper, which makes this a very furnace origami.

Source: Gryphon

Gryphon
Werewolf

Another great example of origami by Guspath. Folded from 50cm square golden foil paper.

Source: Werewolf

Werewolf
Little Bird

Sweet yellow bird. Designed by Kamiya Satoshi, folded by Sin cynic.

Source: Sin cynic

Little Bird
Dedalus

Red statue of Daedalus. Designed and folded by Origamirizzo.

Source: Origamirizzo

Dedalus
Mammoth

This model was folded from diagrams. Designed by Satoshi Kamiya.

Source: Satoshi Kamiya

Mammoth
Ringed Tailed Lemur

Folded from MC treated black tissue. Designed and folded by Origami Roman.

Source: Origami Roman

Ringed Tailed Lemur
Vampire Bat

Vampire bat by Dao Cuong Quyet. Folded from 60cm square paper.

Source: Dao Cuong Quyet

Vampire bat
Phoenix

Phoenix origami at the exhibition in Toronto Airport. Created by Chow Hin Chung, folded by Alex Yue

Source: Alex Yue

Phoenix
Fox

Folded from CP in tanteidan magazine 119.

Source: Thong Nguyen

Fox
Chimpance

Designed and folded by Tanaka Masashi, folded from CP.

Source: Tanaka Masashi

Chimpance
Water Buffalo

Designed by Nguyen Hung Cuong, folded by Sin cynic.

Source: Sin cynic

Water Buffalo
Minotaur

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya, folded by Imperfekshun from 64×64 cm tissue foil.

Source: Imperfekshun

Minotaur
Whale

Designed by Satoshi Kamiya, folded by Eric Madrigal from brown 40×40 cm paper with acrylic paints.

Source: Eric Madrigal

Whale
Hermit Crab Origami

Folded by Brian Chan from a square of laminated Japanese mulberry paper.

Source: Brian Chan

Hermit crab origami
Owl

Designed by Katsuta Kyohei. Origami size is 50×50 cm.

Source: Katsuta Kyohei

Owl
Reindeer

Designed by Katsuta Kyohei. Folded from brown paper.

Source: Katsuta Kyohei

Reindeer
Pig Nose

WilChua was refolding his pig and got a great result.

Source: WilChua

Pig nose
Dollar Toilet Bowl

Folded from one 1 dollar bill.

Source: orudorumagi11

Dollar Toilet Bowl
Iron Man

Designed by Brian Chan. Folded from an uncut square.

Iron Man
Angel fish

Few small angel fish origami folded from colored paper.

Source: enpapelarte

Angel fish
Origami Yoda

Yoda stands at 11.5cm tall and was folded from an A3 square- approximately 30x30cm. Designed and folded by Antzpantz.

Source: Antzpantz

Origami Yoda
Bull

From Mythological Creatures and the Chinese Zodiac in Origami.

Source: Himanshu Agrawal

Bull
Origami Roses

Gorgeous very realistic, colored origami flower bouquet.

Source: amandakay82

Origami roses
Elephant

Origami Elephant folded from brown paper. Designed by Himanshu.

Source: Himanshu Agrawal

Elephant
Origami highback chairs

Some of the elements for your work place – origami highback chairs.

Origami highback chairs
Origami Car

Small cute origami car folded from colored paper. Designed and folded by Midoriissa.

Source: Midoriissa

Origami Car
Rat

Small rat origami folded from newspaper. Designed and folded by Eric Joisel.

Source: Eric Joisel

Rat
Seated Cat

Seated Cat folded from brown paper. Designed and folded by David Brill.

Source: David Brill

Seated Cat
Origami horse

Horse origami from the Origami Now exhibition at the Peabody/Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

Source: philocrites

Origami horse
Rose and leaf folded

Kawasaki Rose and leaf folded by J.V. Page of Origami Mitra.

Source: J.V. Page

Rose and leaf folded
Origami Lion

Origami Lion from Satoshi Kamiya’s exhibition at the 40th British Origami Society Convention. Folded by Satoshi Kamiya.

Source: Satoshi Kamiya

Origami Lion
High-Heel Shoes

Red stylish high-heel shoes. Designed and folded by Anthony.

Source: Anthony

High-Heel Shoes
Frog

Origami Frog designed by Michael LaFosse. Folded from from cotton rags by Himanshu.

Source: Himanshu Agrawal

Frog
Penguins

All origami penguins are folded from one A4 paper.

Source: Simone

Penguins
Bottlenose Dolphin

Origami Bottlenose Dolphin designed by Syahmir from uncut square paper.

Source: Syahmir

Bottlenose Dolphin
Squirrel

Origami in the Origami Exhibition in Mumbai, India. Folded by Himanshu.

Source: Himanshu Agarwal

Squirrel
Anciente Dragon

Designed by Kamiya Satoshi, folded by Hugoakitaya from papel manteiga.

Source: Kamiya Satoshi

Anciente Dragon
Banana

Designed and folded by Andrew Hudson from yellow paper.

Source: Andrew Hudson

Banana
Honeycomb

Created by John McKeever, folded from a hexagon of elephant hide.

Source: John McKeever

Honeycomb
Peacock

Created by Jun Maekawa, folded from 15cm tissue foil.

Source: Jun Maekawa

Peacock
Jucumari

Origami folded from a square of Lamali/Banana paper. Folded by Origoku.

Source: Origoku

Jucumari
Phoenix

Origami folded from a 16″ piece of tissue foil.

Phoenix
Origami Swan

Designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki. Folded by Himanshu.

Source: Toshikazu Kawasaki

Toshikazu Kawasaki Origami Swan
The Dance

Designed and folded by H.T.Quyet from 1 uncut right triangle – half of a square size 34×34 cm.

Source: H.T.Quyet

The Dance
Shumakov Origami Kitten

Kitten origami design is created by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov. Origami size approximately 5 cm.

Source: Yuri Shumakov

Shumakov Origami Kitten
Shin Tanaka

Origami designed and folded by Usagirondo.

Source: Usagirondo

Shin Tanaka
Shrimp

Designed and folded by Yagorigamania from 60 x 60 cm tissue paper.

Source: Yagorigamania

Shrimp
Shachihoko

Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata, folded from tissue foil made with white glue.

Source: Fumiaki Kawahata

Shachihoko
Phalacrognathus muelleri

Designed and folded by Sipho Mabona. Wet folded form one uncut square of origamido paper.

Source: Sipho Mabona

Phalacrognathus muelleri
Oriland Kitten

Cute kitten origami original design by Oriland.

Source: Oriland

Oriland Kitten
Origami Gundam

Complex creative Gundam origami, designed and folded by origami RXMAN.

Source: RXMAN

Origami Gundam
Miss Souris

Cute creative origami mouse, folded from bright colored paper.

Source: 5500km

Miss Souris
Lion

Designed and folded by H.T.Quyet, folded from 1 uncut square of double crumpled paper.

Source: H.T.Quyet

Lion
Kabuto Mushi Origami

Folded by Brian Chan from an uncut square of origamido paper.

Source: Brian Chan s

Kabuto Mushi Origami
House

Prototype for a comisson by a advertising company.

Source: sipmab

House
Football

Created from a 19.5 inch square of chestnut lokta backed with rayon paper.

Source: oriholic

Football
Flying Katydid

Origami is designed and folded by Sipho Mabona, folded from aprox. 16 inch of shikibu gampi-shi then wet shaped with water.

Source: sipmab

Flying Katydid
Scorpion

Designed and folded by Nicolas Gajardo Henriquez for latinamerican origami congress in Bogota.

Source: Nicolas Gajardo Henriquez

Scorpion
Donkey

Cute donkey origami folded from black paper.

Source: 5iu

Donkey
Bull Moose

Origami is designed by Robert Lang and folded by Phillip West.

Source: Phillip West

Bull Moose
Lamb

Folded from hand-decorated elephant hide paper.

Source: josephwuorigami

Lamb
St George and the Dragon

Origami scene designed and folded by Dave Brill.

Source: Dave Brill

St George and the Dragon
Llopio’s Moment of Truth

Origami scene – Llopio’s Moment of Truth. Designed and folded by Neal Elias.

Source: Neal Elias

Llopio's Moment of Truth
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