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Torch Ginger


Origami Torch Ginger

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue foil.

Design date:  December, 2007

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Torch Ginger Base

Design Reference:

Real Torch Ginger


The torch ginger is probably the most striking flower I have seen - the grapefruit sized flower sits alone atop a single red stalk (hence the name).  Since the torch ginger is my favorite flower, and flowers are my favorite origami subject, it stands to reason that this design will always be one of my favorites. One of my favorite former students, whose family goes to my church, got married. Her mother asked me to make something, so I decided to refold this Torch Ginger in one of her wedding colors. I've always wanted to wet-fold this model anyway - the red one is tissue foil, while the one shown below is a double layer of MC treated unryu.