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Origami Base Fold

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In origami, there is a series of several bases that many models are created with. In general, "base" refers to any folded paper that immediately precedes final folding and shaping of the model-to-be. The ones listed below are generally accepted as the traditional origami bases.

Balloon base or waterbomb base

Bird base

Blintz base or cushion fold

Book fold

Cupboard fold

Diamond base

Fish base

Frog base

Fruit base

Kite base

Shawl fold (diaper or triangle fold)

Snail base

Square base or basic flower form ('hana-no kihon-kei' in Japanese) or preliminary fold

W-boat, (catamaran or pig form)

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