Origami Tessellations: Fireworks Display

 This is a tessellation that I was really thrilled to have created. The pattern utilizes a different triangle shape that I've not worked with much at all.

It's a taller triangle than what you'll typically find in origami tessellations.

Also known as an isosceles triangle. Two sides are equal and the bottom is smaller.  

The longer sides of the triangles are 1.5 pleats long. While the bottoms are a single pleat. 

I created a rotation of six of them around a classic small triangle collapse. They alternate forward and back as they go around the center point. 

In order to repeat the pattern, there are natural triangle twists on their outer edges. Three of the isosceles rotate around those. 

At that point, the repetitions can keep going ad infinitum. 

All in all, not too difficult to execute, but a pretty remarkable end result. 

I used tant paper folded into a 32 pleat triangle grid. 

As with all origami tessellations, this is folded from a single sheet of paper. The paper was trimmed into a hexagon before beginning. From there, there are no cuts. Only folds. 

My crease pattern diagram is included at the end of this post for those who wish to fold it. 


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