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Triple Trapezoids Origami Tessellation

 


This is an intermediate level tessellation that I recently created. It's a kooky kind of pattern that starts off very simply. 

The center point is a small offset hexagon with rhombuses around it. 

Next I add some open back hexagons and sets of three trapezoids. 

Some rhombuses take up the remaining spaces. 

This pattern repeats six times around the center. 

At that point, I was getting close to the edge of the paper. 


The open back hexagons repeat again. Then I just filled in the remaining space with more trapezoids and rhombuses. That third level has its own pattern.

If you had larger paper and were to go for a forth level, that would need a slightly different pattern yet. 

It's a little different from a traditional origami tessellation which repeats the same pattern infinitely. I'd  call it a progressive tessellation. 

As you move outward the pattern changes slightly, but it can keep going and going for as long as you want. It's just a matter of reconciling the space with the right arrangement of shapes. 

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