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Kirigami | 切り紙 | فن قص الورق

Kirigami, from kiru meaning "to cut" and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku*) and it's a Japanese word.

Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami. It is also called Kirie From Kiru meaning "to cut" and e from "picture".



Typically, Kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut; cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami.

Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.

A difference between kirigami and the art of "pop-up" is that kirigami is made out of a single piece of paper that has been cut into a design. Pop ups can be made of several pieces glued together.

Mon-Kiri is the Japanese art of paper cutting.





*Rendaku: is a phenomenon in Japanese morphophonology that governs the voicing of the initial consonant of the non-initial portion of a compound or prefixed word. In modern Japanese, rendaku is common but at times unpredictable, with certain words unaffected by it.

Some Kirigami Samples- from Google

Ref. Wikipedia

Pics. Google

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