Kusudama are made by fastening several, separate pre-folded origami together, often with thread or glue, to form a more ornate sculpture. Kusudama origami are usually intended to resemble flowers but can also be formed into other objects that retain an overall ball-like structure.

Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture & has existed for several hundred years as a Japanese folk art. While the actual origins of kusudama are unknown, it is thought that they were herb or flower plants that were gathered and stored by wrapping their stems together. When the kusudama origami first appeared, it was scented and housed fragrances such as potpourri and incense, most likely for medicinal purposes. Now we see them more for decoration or as a gift.

The word “Kusudama” is a combination of two Japanese words kusuri, Medicine, and tama, Ball.

Ref…… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusudama & http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-kusudama-origami.htm

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • String or a ribbon & beads for tassels

Refer to following link to learn the technique on how to make Kusudama ball

  1. http://kusudama.me/#tutorials/Example-Curler
  2. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Kusudama-Ball
  3. http://agnesmaurice.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/crafts-origami-kusudama-paper-flower-bouquet/
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5pAdiKKsRQ
  5. Folding Tree:  There’s no need to spend your time looking for a cost effective solution for your Benicar! Purchase it for 0.64 USD right now! http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/   &    http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-2/

Origami : http://freespace.virgin.net/dave.mitchell/origamidesignhistory.htm