65: Vase

Posted by wonko on March 6, 2011 in geometry |

Ingenious folds that create waterproof containers are interesting:

Massaging the edges to the top and finishing them off decoratively so they lock and stay together is an art, this little vase is a beauty, apart from the whole 1/3rd 1/6th thing necessary to initially pleat the structure.

I cheated, did a square in quarters and cut off one quarter on 2 sides to leave thirds – am sure there is a method to precisely fold thirds though. I could imagine this in tissue-foil with camellia blossoms – a pretty bit of geometric paper torture – see if you can follow along.Taken from a book I bought in Japan, no idea what it is called, sorry as it is all in Japanese.

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  • Bellairs from DeviantArt says:

    It’s called “Chinese Vase” according to this one book I have.
    “This wonderful design was first introduced to the West by Dr. Philip Shen and popularized in the USA by Verdi Adams.”

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