Union Jack Tessellation

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Folding instructions: Union Jack Tessellation
Related posts: Earth Treasure Paper Review, Six Simple Twists (second edition), by Ben Parker
This is the primary page for this model.
Other folds and variants: Brexit
Paper: Earth Treasure
Type: classic tessellation, other symbol (implies: abstract tessellation, abstract, geometric, pattern, symbol, abstract periodic tessellation, non-recursive periodic tessellation, periodic tessellation, tessellation)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Colors: blue
In albums: Showcase, Tessellation Examples

Better picture, taken in 2023
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This origami tessellation represents Union Jack, the flag of the UK. Since the pattern is quite intricate, even a single molecule can make an interesting model.

The collapse is rather difficult, but it is possible to fold a simplified version. The molecule uses a 10×7 square grid (with a few creases with half-unit coordinates). However, in order for it to actually look like the British flag, an extra unit of margin is needed, bringing the grid to 12×9. This margin can be shared by adjacent molecules.

This model was folded from a paper called Earth Treasure, which I reviewed in detail.

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