The peacock is a beautiful bird and I have been trying to fold it for quite some time now – ever since I got the book ‘Origami Sculptures’ by John Montroll. And I did manage to fold it a couple of weeks ago, on 15th August. That is the Indian Independence Day, and in case you did not know this, the peacock is the national bird of India – an added incentive to fold!
The paper I had used was blue/dark blue origami paper, 9 inches square. The resulting bird had a height of about 6.5 inches and a wing span of 6 inches. Double-sided paper works well, especially the colour combination I had selected
Making the peacock stand by itself was quite impossible for me. The reason being that the wings turn out to be quite heavy. So the bird kept falling backwards! But other than that, I am pleased with this peacock..
Creator: John Montroll
Website: Origami by John Montroll
Book: Origami Sculptures
Author: John Montroll
Difficulty Level: Complex
Paper Ratio: Square
Paper Size: 9 inches
Model Size: 6.5 inches height, 6 inches wing span