Praying Mantis (female)

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    Designed and folded by Sipho Mabona

    June 2008

    wet folded form one uncut square of SHIKIBU KIZUKISHI KOZO (handmade) colored with calligraphic ink

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    1. Oruhito 66 months ago | reply

      oops! What I meant to say was that Lang does his fair share of making box pleated work look amazing. I must have been thinking of his moose when writing that he has open backs.

      Still amazing work here Sipho. I like the direction your work is heading. Do show us more!

    2. shuki.kato 66 months ago | reply

      Absolutely brilliant!

    3. dabomb200708 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      hello sipho it's wonderful i agree with jacky this is for me, too, the best origami mantis by the way it's 13gsm paper? did you buy it in new york central art supply??

    4. MABONA ORIGAMI 65 months ago | reply

      yeah, i bought it at ny central. i think it was 13gsm. but what i am sure about is, that a sheet of that paper costs 20 bucks! oh, and as stated, you have to dye it!

    5. dabomb200708 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      i have found a link on internet (you can pay via paypal) that sells kozo in 16gsm and also in 5gsm with a not high prize, they also have some kozo and gampi with strong fibers in 11, 12 and 5 gsm, you think if i use 16gsm paper the insets models will be foldable the same??
      by the way here are the links:

      i hope it cans help you

    6. MABONA ORIGAMI 65 months ago | reply

      thank you. it's hard to tell just from the weight because the paper can very much depending on the treatment. and the currency is english pound, so it's not so cheap. thank you never the less. i appreciate your help.

    7. OrigamiFanPete 60 months ago | reply

      i like it way better than the other designs! much more than Lang's and kamiya's

    8. Hector Drake 57 months ago | reply

      Very realistic!!!Specialy the eyes.
      It is just like the one I founded in my yard.After all Praying Mantis are very common in Japan.

    9. ToHS Origami 56 months ago | reply

      Wow so real XD
      I wish i can learn how to make something realistic like that.... i just learn how to read cp this summer (2009)

    10. MyLovenArt 55 months ago | reply

      I love your insects!

    11. Origami's friend 38 months ago | reply

      its deference then the white one

    12. Arturori 38 months ago | reply

      I think is different shape.

    13. Origami's friend 38 months ago | reply

      I think your right.

    14. M@ttyGroves 38 months ago | reply

      This is freaking incredible.

    15. MEI ZHOU 86 34 months ago | reply

      GOOD ,I LIVE is

    16. EyalR 32 months ago | reply


    17. dcuteness 25 months ago | reply

      Hi Sir,

      I am a writer from I would like to add this photo to one of our articles to be published. Thank You Very Much

      Kind Regards

    18. maxsmithmorris 9 months ago | reply

      Is there a crease pattern avalable?

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