Modular Origami Brocade Rose Cubes

This beautiful design has an eye-pleasing geometry which makes it look great with any color scheme.  I originally learned the module for making these brocades from The Origami Handbook, by Rick Beech (2002). A variant of the traditional Sonobe module, this figure is actually a simple 6-piece cube, which is given its rounded appearance by its frills (which function dually as assembly pockets).

Typically I hang my origami, but this is another great display idea!  Made from 16 gauge copper wire, the spring-like base is complemented by a swirly sun burst design.  Thank you Ramon for the awesome concept!

I do have an example of a hanging brocade rose, and lucky for you, it’s now for sale on Etsy!  Hopefully I will have more on sale soon, once my stock is returned.  Made from printed card stock with a vintage-motif, this 4″ cube is filled with lavender potpourri and adds to the ambiance of any room’s motif.

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2 Responses to “Modular Origami Brocade Rose Cubes”


  1. 1 Cindy May 16, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I jumped on Wikipedia and read the article, but it was a lot like walking through pudding: slow going and afterward I felt kinda dirty.

    • 2 amigami May 16, 2010 at 7:30 pm

      The geometry behind many forms of origami is convoluted when you first begin delving into it. I think that’s part of what draws me to it – that such beautiful art can be formed out of what are basically sets of math equations


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