Origami Lotus Flower
A lotus is a type of aquatic water flower with gorgeous blooms and multiple tiers of petals. The lotus is similar to the water lily, but while the two may look relatively the same, a water lily is in a different category. A lotus, Nelumbo nucifera, is also known by many as an "Indian Lotus" as the flower is so well known there. The Sacred Lotus is the national flower of India.
The lotus is mentioned in many famous works throughout the history of man. Famous Chinese philospher Zhou Dunyi said I love the lotus because while growing from mud, it is unstained.
The Bible mentions the lotus, in Job - Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh. The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
In Homer's Odyssey, lotus flowers are mentioned many places. For example, Telemachus praises the lands of Menelaus with these words:
I will take no horses back with me to Ithaca, but will leave them to adorn your own stables, for you have much flat ground in your kingdom where lotus thrives, as also meadowsweet and wheat and barley, and oats with their white and spreading ears; whereas in Ithaca we have neither open fields nor racecourses, and the country is more fit for goats than horses, and I like it the better for that.
You can find many great books singing the praise of the lotus throughout history, because of the lotus flower's beauty and grace.
In many religions the lotus represents spiritual awakening. When a lotus flower begins to grow, it grows down at the bottom of a pond, in the muck and dark. Slowly it grows upwards towards the light, finally breaking free of the surface and reveling in the sunshine.
The lotus can represent a fresh start and a new beginning. Lotus origami is often used in bridal showers, weddings, and baby showers for this reason.
A money origami lotus is a fantastic way to present someone with a gift in a manner which is both beautiful and meaningful. New graduates who are transforming from student to adult appreciate both the symbolism of the lotus as well as the practicality of the gift. Workers who change profession are undergoing the same internal metamorphasis and striving for a new beauty.
The lotus origami shape involves a great deal of time and attention. First, 12 pieces of origami washi paper must be carefully hand-cut down to the dimensions of 15cm x 8.3cm. Then each piece must be folded, connected together, and spread out into the flower shape. A foil version is even more challenging to create!
Below are links to images of the lotus origami flower. The flowers can be used as table centerpieces, place settings, decorations along a deck or garden path, ornaments in a flower bed, and much more!
The finished origami lotus flower is about 6" in diameter and about 3" tall.
Price per Origami Lotus Flower:
Washi origami paper: $15
Foil origami paper: $20
Hand-painted lotus: $20
Money origami lotus: $15 plus the currency cost
Money Origami currency fee
Note that for a money lotus flower you need to include the price of the actual bills with this order. A lotus is made up of 12 bills, of any denomination you wish. You can also use plain origami paper for the bottom leaves, and only eight bills.
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