Everyone knows that the art of paper-folding has been around for a long time; probably over a 1000 years. But, did you know that two of the oldest examples of recreational origami are butterflies called "Mecho" and "Ocho"? Mecho (female) and Ocho (male) are two paper butterflies that adorn sake wine bottles during Japanese wedding ceremonies. These ancient arts and traditions are all but lost: ocho and mecho may look like these: here, here, or here, no one is exactly sure. Read more from Lister's List.
A butterfly attracts our attention because of its beautiful, showy wings. But how can you appreciate it if it flutters away? And if it landed on you, you will quickly discover that under those angelic wings - it is just a bug.
An origami butterfly:
• beautiful, • will not fly away,
• is not creepy crawly, • won't die on you
in other words: it's perfect. If you can fold it, it's yours forever!
Origami Butterflies by LaFosse, Alexander, Mudarri
See books with origami insects in:
USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France
See International Origami Butterfly Competition and Exhibition
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