Thorn (CFW 86)

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Folding instructions: Thorn (CFW 86)
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Paper: metallic paper
Type: classic tessellation, single-sheet stars (implies: abstract tessellation, abstract, geometric, pattern, single-sheet, star, symbol, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: Shuzo Fujimoto
Colors: purple/pink
In albums: Fujimoto’s Modifications of the Hex Twist, Stars by Shuzo Fujimoto

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One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s basic stars that consist just of a tessellation molecule with no extra paper around it, and can become more complex stars when decorated edges are added. I’m not aware whether Fujimoto was aware of the fact that you can tessellate this design since I could not find any trace of this specific molecule used for a tessellation in his books, but given examples of his creativity and exploration of patterns elsewhere, my guess would be he knew it could be tessellated.

In Fujimoto’s drawings, this design looks just like CFW 89, but this is due to the drawings being not shaded and not showing layer ordering. A comparison of back sides reveals these designs are different.