The kusudama is a paper model that I usually created by connecting multiple units together. The individual pieces may be glued, sewed or connected with themselves. The complete kusudama may be decorated with tassels, beads, feathers and anything you can imagine.
Kusudama originate from ancient Japanese culture, where they were used for incense like a talismans against evil. It's possible that they were originally the bunches of flowers and herbs. The word kusudama itself is a combination of two Japanese words kusuri, Medicine, and tama — Ball.
Nowadays kusudama has become a beautiful gift and an interesting hobby. For me kusudama is a shape to catch my inspiration. I adore ornamental things and they become even more expressive in a spherical forms and polyhedrons, because the sphere has no beginning and no end. Some kind of eternal origami ornament. Modular origami constructions open new possibilities for decoration that would be impossible in traditional single-sheet origami. Kusudamas are easy to fold and very impressive. Welcome to my kusudama world!