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The Cockerels by Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, 13 August 2017 00:00

The Cockerels by Leo Tolstoy. How to fold an origami Cockerel?

It turns out that traditional origami began to spread around the world not in the middle of the XX century, but at an entire century earlier. The well-known flying cranes, for example, were well known to Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. He often entertained children by folding these figures.

Tolstoy himself was very kind about origami and even believed that, despite all its simplicity, it conveys the very essence of art – that is, bringing joy to people. In his article "What is art?" from 1896, he wrote: "The one who invented this cockerel, rejoiced in the soul that he had managed to capture the very essence of bird, and this feeling is transmitted; therefore, oddly enough, the work such as this cockerel is a real art. "

Russian writer Leo Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana estate, May 1908 Russian writer Leo Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana estate, May 1908 











Let's try to fold a figure of the famous cockerel, nowadays better known as a flying crane. 

We will need: 

- 1 square sheet of paper of standard size 15x15 cm. 

- 5-7 minutes of free time. 

Happy folding!

Flying cockerel or traditional crane video instruction:


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