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Japanese kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a paper model created by sewing or gluing multiple identical pyramidal units together through their points to form a spherical shape. Kusudama is important in origami, particularly as a precursor to the modular origami genre. It is often confused with modular origami, but it is not because the units are strung or pasted together, instead of folded together as most modular constructions are made. It is, however, still considered origami.

Kikyou by Arleen.deviantart... on @deviantART

Kikyou by Arleen on deviantART

Flowers by Evan Zodl (from square 15 cm) "Lazy" Electra: 4.2*4.2 cm, height ~ 9.5 cm, tutorial Final height: ~ 11.5 cm

Star Planet Kusudama by shwetaec on deviantART

Diagram for Dominanta Star unit by Lukasheva Ekterina

kusudama heart ♥

"Morning Glory" [handmade kusudama paper flower to greet spring] ♥