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An origami knight armed with a sword and shield materializes from a single sheet of paper

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September 23, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images © Juho Könkkölä, shared with permission

Earlier this year the Finnish artist Juho Könkkölä folded an incredibly artful samurai from a single sheet of paper, and now he’s made another intricate warrior of his own design. The 18 centimeter tall figure with sword and shield required 41 hours of work using wet and dry origami techniques.

Könkkölä started with a 68 x 68 cm Wenzhou rice paper that he scored and folded to capture the protective tapes on his shoulders and hips and the exact placement of each plate. “One of the biggest challenges with this character was the stark contrast between the shield and the sword; the sword has over 50 (!) layers in the palm of the figure, while the shield has only one layer on a large area, ”he continues Instagram.

Könkkölä also filmed his entire process so you can see the knight take shape the time-lapse video under.

#Origami
#Paper
#Video

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