The art of origami in Palestine

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Palestinian mother Fadia usually dedicates her time to looking after her children, however, she still finds a moment to practice her new hobby; the ancient Japanese art of Origami.

Origami is an art form established in the 17th century. It is based on folding paper to make three dimensional models.

“It was a coincidence. I saw this art, liked it and learnt it. I improved my skills over time,” she told Al Arabiya.

She folds thousands of pieces of paper to make a delicate white goose.

Fadia has perfected her technique and now makes an array of forms using different colors and different types of paper.

“It’s very pretty. It’s a lot of fun, and it's beneficial. [You can make] use of it. You can make baskets, different shapes of trees, fish, birds, anything,” she adds.

Origami directly translates to “folding paper” and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s, it has now evolved into an modern artistic technique.

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