Delia the Dragon

My genius friend, Ms. Reiko Tanaka made me this incredible origami dragon.  It took her close to 4 hours to make!  She used a a piece of metallic, wrapping paper from a box a sweets measuring approximately 50cmx50cm.  The pattern came from  the book “Genuine Origami and instructions by Mr. Jun Maekawa. Reiko says Mr. Maekawa is a genius, but I say she is a genius for just figuring out how to fold this 9-inch long beast.

I named her “Delia”- which I thought was a friendly-sounding name for a dragon who would reside near my paper “castle”.

If you’re up for the challenge, try folding your own dragon for 2012: the Year of Dragon.  Reiko recommends thin and strong washi.  I’m sure there are at least a few choices at Paper Connection.



  1. Mary K on December 22, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Exquisite! Reminds me of the Johnny Cash song Delia

  2. elaine on December 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    This is fantastic, Lauren. Keep it coming!!!


    • thepaperwoman on December 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      Always appreciate the validation! Thank you!

  3. Kera Skorepa on January 20, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I really like your writing style, wonderful information, thankyou for posting : D.

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