Folding instructions: Miura-Ori
This is the primary page for this model.
Other folds and variants: Miura-Ori (asymmetric)
Paper: copy paper
Type: abstract corrugation-tessellation (implies: abstract corrugation, abstract tessellation, abstract, corrugation, geometric, pattern, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: traditional model
Miura Ori is probably the best known origami corrugation. While the model is named after Koryo Miura who designed a variant which was later used for folding solar panels on a Japanese space probe, simpler variants such as the one shown here have been known since the 16th century and used as a decorative way of folding napkins. Sometimes, the model is referred to as Herringbone Tessellation or Zig-Zag Tessellation.
Robert Lang’s Tessellation book contains a detailed discussion of various variants of this design and their history.