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Origami koi pond

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I love the different paper colours used to fold these origami koi, designed and folded by Sipho Mabona. And the amazingly graceful stop-motion video instructions are definitely worth watching (although it looks like it would be very complicated to fold one yourself).  [via Whip Up]

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Comment from SiSi
Time: August 20, 2009, 8:41 am

very cool:) thanks for posting this!

Comment from Nancy
Time: August 20, 2009, 10:12 am

I spent a long time watching and trying to follow this astonishing video, stopping and starting it, and finally folded a credible, though not really beautiful, carp. I think the answer may be larger, somewhat softer paper–will try again this weekend. Aren’t they amazing?

Comment from Rosel
Time: August 24, 2009, 10:57 am

I’ve been trying to design a paper carp, but haven’t got very far, I’ll have to have a go at this one instead.

Comment from Mimi
Time: September 23, 2009, 8:05 pm

I love love love this Koi Pond Origami… its the best i saw so far on the internet ! unfortunatllay Flicker is blocked in my country :(

is there any other way that i could view the instructions ?
Thanks Loads !

Comment from June & Eve
Time: September 23, 2009, 8:09 pm

Mimi, yes there is! I’ve just found the video on the artist’s website – the video is hosted through Vimeo, so hopefully you’ll be able to view it :)

http://www.mabonaorigami.com/en/videos/the-making-of-an-origami-koi.html

Comment from Jo-Jo
Time: May 20, 2010, 2:20 pm

These look hard. Are they really that hard to do?? Should I go onto youtube and look up how to make a pond? So should I do or can you tel me how well show me how??

Comment from Dez
Time: September 1, 2011, 6:02 pm

This is the most beautiful, realistic and detailed origami fish I have found on the internet!

I really want to make one, but having watched the video, I found it really difficult to follow the folds…even when folding. I can only get so far before im completely puzzled….HELP!

Are they any folding instructions in diagram form for this?

Comment from cookiemonster8you
Time: May 1, 2013, 10:31 am

But the koi in the video looks different from this photo.. Please make a video that looks the same from this photo you’ve taken..

Comment from cookiemonster8you
Time: May 1, 2013, 10:35 am

Oh never mind! ^_^ Thank you for the video anyways
So realistic.. :))

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