Origami is the art of paper folding, originating from Japan, but now also very popular in the Western world. My favorite origami author is John Montroll, whose books (e.g., Origami for the Enthousiast, Animal Origami for the Enthousiast, Prehistoric Origami) feature very detailed and beautiful models, mostly of animals. At this webpage, a few links, a few photo's, and four simple traditional models where photo's show how to make them.


Traditional origami

Photo's show how to fold some easy and well known traditional paper folding models.

Selected links

Some of my folds

Excuses for the poor quality of these pictures. More pictures can be found at the links given above.

A shark from `Origami Sea Life' of Montroll and Lang.

Insects from Montroll.

Key Resource

Last update: August 25, 2004.
[Dept. ofComputer Science] Hans Bodlaender but still with beard hansb@cs.uu.nl.