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These life-sized origami KOI were folded from single squares of fine watercolor paper, with pulp appliqués of handmade paper by Michael LaFosse. The baãkground panel, which is approximately three feet tall, is covered with handmade Gampi Unryushi paper, from Tosa Washi, Kochi prefecture, Japan.

Designed by Michael G. LaFosse in 1974
These examples were folded by Michael in 1998, and are in the collection of Chef Linda Partain.

Photo by Richard L. Alexander :: 808-927-5768 ::
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