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Charming Fantasy
Creators: Katrin & Yuri Shumakov
paper - 2005

As is true of all other arts, Origami is creative expression within certain rules of construction. Its material is just paper, everything else is your imagination. Arisen in Japan, with roots in Ancient China, Origami has the fine charm of eastern philosophy that impels one to find beauty in simple things.

Origami is a wonderful art having the possibility to create a whole world from paper. Flowers are a delightful part of our world; they inspire poets and artists with their natural beauty and charm. Itís a pleasure to try depicting flowers in paper. And here, we think, the soul or essence of a flower is more important, than an actual replica of all its details. And, of course, once we have paper flowers, it is only natural to wish to arrange them. Thus, we create a vase from paper and design the arrangement.

It’s interesting that there is another pearl in the necklace of Japanese arts – it is Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers in vases. Ikebana is an expression in three dimensions composed of plant materials arranged in a vase.

By combining our fascination with these remarkable arts, we began to create paper flower arrangements in paper vases in the 1990s. At that time, we wanted to think up a special descriptive word for them. We took two words: "Origami" and "Ikebana," united them, and the beautiful word "ORIBANA" resulted. Since then the term ORIBANA is widely used in Origami community especially among those who love floral themes.

So, we are defining the term ORIBANA as a branch of Origami consisting of the creation of flower arrangements and directly as an arrangement of paper flowers in a paper vase.

Morning Freshness
Creators: Katrin & Yuri Shumakov
paper - 2005

Spring Breath
Creators: Katrin & Yuri Shumakov
paper - 2005

By using paper branches, leaves, grasses, and flowers, Oribana tries to show the beauty resulting from color combinations, graceful lines, natural shapes, and the meaning latent in the entire form of the Oribana arrangement.

Largely exposing this theme on the Internet in our earlier origami websites and then on our award-winning websites “Travel to Oriland” and “Oriland.com”, we displayed our Oribana designs on origami exhibitions in different countries across the globe. We also produced books and several CDs on Oribana that are our bestselling ones; they are always popular with enthusiasts who love origami and flowers.

We hope you will enjoy looking at our Oribana arrangements and try reproducing these arrangements for pleasure, for a gift or for your home interior, as well as creating your own original Oribana arrangements.

The Authors
Katrin and Yuri Shumakov






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