Hex Grid Tessellation

Here's a new origami tessellation. It's probably been done before, but it was new to me.

A field of small hexagons on a standard 32 division triangle grid. Each hexagon is the smallest available in the grid. Start at the center and work four pleats outward.

The veins between the hexes are then creased in half, undfolded and squashed.

If you have a larger size paper you could go further and fold in the edges of the hexagons. Either in a triangle pattern or using the classic tato technique. You'll need very neat and precise squash folds if you want to do that. 

Pictured here both backlit and regular. Folded using a single sheet of standard, white 8.5x11 copy paper cropped into a square.


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