Have you heard about Origamis? Well that word is common in Japan, which means traditional art of folding paper, making representations of animals or geometric objects, without cutting or pasting the paper. Okay, so far so good, but you know her story? Did you know that in Brazil there are people who make origami with towels? Calm down, I'll explain to you tim tim tim tim.
Let's start with the origami, as I said earlier, it is typical of the Japanese and basically means folds in the paper. As simpler methods of making paper were developed, paper became less expensive, and origami became more and more popular. Still, the less well-off people struggled not to waste paper; they always kept all the little papers, and used them in their origami models.
For centuries, there were no instructions for creating origami models, as they were verbally transmitted from generation to generation. This form of art would become part of the cultural heritage of the Japanese.
In 1797, a book (Hiden Senbazuru Orikata) was published containing the first set of origami instructions for folding a sacred bird from India. Origami has become a very popular art form, as indicated by an 1819 wood print titled "A Magician Turns Leaves into Birds," which shows birds to be bred from sheets of paper.
In 1845, another book (Kan no mado) was published, which included a collection of approximately 150 origami models. This book introduced the toad model, very well-known nowadays. With this publication, origami has spread as a recreational activity in Japan.
It was not only the Japanese who doubled the role, but also the Moors in North Africa who brought the folding of the paper to Spain following the Arab invasion in the 8th century. The Moors used paper folding to create geometric figures, since religion forbade them to create animal forms. From Spain, it spread to South America. With terrestrial trade routes, origami entered Europe and, later, the United States.
Origami in Brazil:
Now that you know some of the history of the origami, I will tell you some curiosities of this art here in Brazil. In our country, there are people who have transformed origami (which is an art), in business, yes! Why not? The idea is great and it is super useful, as well as earning extra money, which is not easy these days, you end up meditating and relaxing.
I confess that in the beginning you have to have a little patience, because this thing of folding and unfolding is a bit complicated, but later you will get a little practice and learn quickly to make your origami. Going back to business with origami. At the Tarobá Hotel the maids do the origamis with the towels, leaving on the beds of the guests, is not great idea? A giant origami made out of a towel. It's just a shame that you have to undo that art later.
Origamis are so Tarobá Hotel, that this art of folding the towels went from being a maid to a maid until all of them learned how to do it. Like I said, at first it's kind of hard, but once you get the hang of it, it makes even a blue macaw.
The Tarobá Hotel is always innovating, and this technique of entering the room and having a towel origami on top of your bed is uniqueness of the best three-star hotel Foz do Iguacu.