Miniature Origami Creations


Origami, the art of paper folding, has been around since the 17th century AD. Many get into this type of paper craft but not all are successful. Anja Markiewicz, an artist from Germany, also has origami creations. The difference is that her origami pieces are miniature in size.

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Many artists have already mastered the art of paper folding. Some of us may have even tried creating our own origami art of different creatures and objects – some are successful, while others have a hard time. Origami can be as simple as a few folds, while other creations are more complex to create more intricate designs.

One artist who dabbles in this craft is Anja Markiewicz. She has created some incredible origami art. What makes her creations different from other origami art is the size, which is less than an inch. Most of her creations can be placed on a finger. While most origami artists start off with a big sheet of paper several inches wide, she starts with paper that is almost an inch wide.

Here are some of Anja Markiewicz’s works:

Images via Oddity Central and This is Colossal

Upon analyzing her origami under a magnifying glass, one can truly see the intricacies of each fold that she made to come up with different creatures and items, including animals, vehicles, snowflakes and many more. You can view more of her origami artworks by visiting her Flickr account.

The information for this article was taken from Oddity Central and This is Colossal.

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written by jeanmendoza on 2012-01-03 #lifestyle #paper #origami #oriental #miniature-origami #paper-craft #anja-markiewicz


  1. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    wow! theres are so incredible... I can't imagine the hard time you must have and the patience to do them...

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    @jeanmendoza, Let's try making some of these from receipts and bus tickets! HAHAHA!

  3. ingwaybee
    ingwaybee ·

    All of them look beautifully fragile

  4. caritademelba
    caritademelba ·

    I love the tinny fish!!

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