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In Finland these fragile straw mobiles are called 'Himmeli' or 'Olkihimmeli,' & in Sweden 'Oro'/'halmkronorna'. Many other regions throughout Northern & Central Europe also have their version of the himmeli. They range from a simple straw design to an elaborate array of geometric shapes adorned with feathers, paper flowers, & sometimes candles. Traditionally hung above the dinner table to ensure that next year's rye crop would be plentiful, today they are often used as Christmas decor.
These origami flowers appear in Origami Master Class: Flowers, which includes models by John Blackman, Toshikazu Kawasaki, Robert J. Lang, Aldo Marcell, Delrosa Marshall, Derek McGann, Alexander Oliveros Avila, Daniel Robinson and David Shaw. #origami #paperfolding #crafts #diy #flowers #diywedding #book