Thursday, June 11, 2009
Largest Origami Giraffe-world record set by
MUMBAI, India -- Himanshu Agrawal
from Origami Mitra Club along with nine students from IIT-Bombay
spent 12 hours folding one sheet of paper-35 feet x 35 feet
- to create a 20-feet high origami giraffe which sets the
world record for the Largest
Photo: Himanshu Agrawal standing in
front of the world's Largest
Origami Giraffe. (enlarge
"Usually this design for a giraffe
from origami master John Montroll takes about 10 minutes to
fold," he said.
"This was really slow process and there
were many setbacks along the way, as the layers got unfolded.
But ultimately it was very rewarding to complete and see it
mounted on a bamboo structure."
This model has been designed by the American
origamist Mr. John Montroll. It has been marked level 3 (complex)
on a scale of 1 to 4 by the designer. Folding this Origami
Giraffe requires almost 103 moves and 70 creases on the paper.
Himanshu Agrawal says :"I have
been doing Origami for the last 14 years. On Sunday, January
18, 2009 we started work around 7 am to get the paper ready
for folding. Eventually we got a 35 ft. by 35 ft. paper ready
by 4.30 pm when we started folding the actual model.
Folding with a large paper completely changes
its properties; its tensile strength, flexibility, the ability
to retain a crease and even to hold its own weight."
"The tiniest move took the largest
effort. Care had to be taken that the inner layers of the
model don't unfold while turning or making a new crease. Even
a small tear if gone unnoticed can magnify very quickly. These
and many other considerations went into understanding the
structure of the model and then overcoming these obstacles
to finally achieve the desired model."
"The folding went on till 11.30 pm,
then we took a break to continue with the model on the next
day. On Monday, January 19, 2008 we resumed the folding around
4.30 pm and completed the folding process by midnight.
The total folding time was approximately
12 hours, from a square piece of paper to finished model,
excluding the time for meal breaks. The result was a 20 feet
high origami giraffe from head to legs."
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Thursday, June 11, 2009