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The Japanese art of cutting and folding paper into ornamental objects or designs.

[Japanese : kiri, to cut + kami, paper.]
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(Crafts) the art, originally Japanese, of folding and cutting paper into decorative shapes. Compare origami
[C20: from Japanese]
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Origami folders often use the Japanese word kirigami to refer to designs which use cuts, although cutting is more characteristic of Chinese papercrafts
The key to the film's clinginess is a pattern of slits that the researchers have cut into the film, similar to the cuts made in a paper-folding art form known as kirigami.
The Germans call it Schernschnitte (Hopf); Japanese call it Kirigami; the Polish Wycinanki.
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While there, they discovered pop-up cards featuring the Asian art form kirigami (a variation on origami that goes beyond folding to include cutting the paper).
More than creating the perfect kirigami, it was the joy of spending time with less privileged people and learning how much we had in common that was my Wabi Sabi.
Kirigami is a variation of origami that involves doing what else to the paper?
Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes cutting paper.
The art of cutting and folding paper (origami) is known as Kirigami in Japan, while in Germany it is referred to as Scherenschnitte.
origami, iris folding, kirigami and paper quilling.