Origami boar

Countdown: 58 days to go to King Richard III’s reinterment. 

Origami boars

In 2004, the Richard III Society of Canada hosted a Joint Canada-US Richard III Society Annual General Meeting. One of the favours for the more than 60 banquet guests was a white origami boar. I folded each one and was very touched in 2010 when I went to an American AGM and saw that two of the origami boars I had made six years earlier were part of a display. I made a further 40 odd for the 2012 AGM.

This year, I am presently making about 30 or so more origami boars to take over to the UK to give to people as gifts while I’m in Leicester for King Richard III’s reinterment.

If you want to make your own origami boar shown above, here’s a link to the origami pig I based the boar upon. I made some slight variations to the original pig towards the end of the folding with the mouth and a raised back. Each one takes about 20 minutes or so and I must confess that I use a dab of glue for the back. (It’s the thought that counts.)

As a bit of a back story, I started folding origami in 1992 when I gave up smoking. It was a way to keep my hands busy, although as I became more advanced, I sometimes had a cigarette as some of the more complicated creations made me a little stressed. Anyway, I haven’t had a cigarette since June 1992 and I credit origami and Dave, the friend of an ex, who kindly lent me his origami books.

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