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Smallest origami in the world - PHOTOS

08 February 2010 [15:36] - TODAY.AZ
Nimble-fingered artist Mui-Ling Teh makes her small, but perfectly formed, creations so tiny they can be appreciated only in close-up photographs.
Using only paper, scissors and tweezers, Teh, 23, painstakingly creates 3mm high animals and flowers.

They are reckoned to be the smallest of their kind in the world.

The architecture student, who has worked in England, first experi- mented with origami when she was nine, using sweet wrappers to create truly dinky toys.

She now takes just 20 minutes to make them. ‘I believe my first attempt took me an hour, but later I have managed to fold one in about 20 minutes,’ she said. ‘It depends on my state of mind and how much practice I have had with a particular model, as the process is unique every time.

‘This skill definitely requires a lot of patience. Some models require much more patience than others, especially when folding a different design for the first time.

‘Generally, I am a patient person and I have to be in a calm state in order to do one of these models. Sometimes I fold something to calm me down.

‘Folding miniature origami also lets me escape from the distractions around me as my mind is focused in one small place,’ added Teh, from Ontario, Canada.

Not surprisingly, she has lost some of her artwork – when a Kinder Surprise container fell out of her rucksack.


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