Current Obsession – Koi Fish

A traditional symbol of fortune and luck, apparently there are some koi fish that sell for over $20,000. Even more amazing there are people who are willing to pay that much for a fish.

I am not one of them.

I do however find them absolutely beautiful. So instead of digging a pond in my backyard and selling my car in order to buy a koi, I think I’ll just admire these paper koi creations.

These origami koi fish are designed and folded by Sipho Mabona from one uncut sheet of paper.

Origami Koi

Rainbow Paper Koi

Paper Koi Fish

Gilded Origami Koi

Koi fish have been a trend in tattoo art for years. Faye & Co used that pairing as their inspiration for these wedding invitations.

Koi Wedding Invitation

Koi Tattoo Invitation Suite

Tattoo Wedding Invites

Koi Invites

Created by Lara Fisher these koi light sculptures remind me of a glowing fish tank at night…very tranquil.

Koi Lantern

Paper Koi

Paper Koi Lights

Koi Sculpture

Paper Koi Light



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  1. Cecilia says:

    I absolutely LOVE these Koi fish!! Amazing! Especially the first ones, that are kind of simple are really beautiful! I too would like a Koi fish like that!! 😉 Cecilia

  2. Best Origami says:

    Very nice Fish. I love it:)

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