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Fan Palm

 

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of back-coated mulberry tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date:  April, 2007

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Fan Palm Base

Design Reference:

Real Fan Palm

 

The fan palm was my choice for the 2007 OrigamiUSA design challenge (the topic was to create an entire plant out of a single uncut square of paper).  You can see the other entries, as well as challenges from other years, at the design challenge section of Robert Lang's web site.  There are fan palm trees all over San Antonio, so I just found my favorite one and took a picture. I was never particularly happy with the folded result of this design, so I re-folded it in 2013 (shown above). The original model is shown below.