Fragile Heart Tessellation

Folding instructions: Fragile Heart Tessellation
This is the primary page for this model.
Other folds and variants: Broken Heart Box
Paper: Tant
Type: action origami, classic tessellation, heart (implies: abstract, geometric, pattern, symbol, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Colors: red

Individual molecules (flat and broken shaping variants) on boxes
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This is a tessellation which represents a heart. The heart can be shaped to become a broken heart, which allows the model to be treated as action origami. The fact that the hearts can easily be broken led me to naming the model Fragile Hearts.

The tessellation molecule can also be used as decoration on an origami box and this is what you can see in the image above. This design was one of the subjects in round 2 of IOIO 2017 competition, but I myself have never folded a full tessellation, just a box with a single molecule.

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