Traditional origami base
This is one of the best-know traditional origami bases. It uses the kite base as its foundation. It is funny, that the fish base is really just a double kite base. The fish base can be used to make many origami models, and it makes a very good foundation to develop your own origami designs.
|Use a square of paper, colored side down. Begin with a shawl base. Valley fold it in half from side to side, thereby making a triangle. Unfold it completely. Repeat it, making other diagonal.||Make a kite base. From the top corner, valley fold the right-hand and left-hand sloping edges to meet the middle fold-line. Press them flat.||Mountain fold the model in half from top to bottom. Note that the crease should pass through the marked points.|
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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