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Origami snail leaves record trail

By Li Yingxue | China Daily | Updated: 2023-06-01 07:41
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Pei Haozheng found inspiration from the Fibonacci sequence to design the captivating snail-themed artwork. CHINA DAILY

Meter-high paper sculpture, made of traditional Nanjing gold foil, snatches Guinness world title, reports Li Yingxue.

In a remarkable feat of creativity and craftsmanship, origamist Pei Haozheng and his skilled team have captured the audience's attention with a unique creation — a larger-than-life origami snail.

Using an impressive 9.21-meter-long sheet of gold-foil paper, weighing 50 kilograms and taking three months to make, they meticulously molded this masterpiece, named Fibonacci Snail, over three intense days at a venue in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

This magnificent snail — a single, coherent structure crafted without any cutting or pasting — stands proud at 4.1 meters in length, 1.47 meters in width and 1.3 meters in height, earning it the title of the world's largest origami snail, certified by Guinness World Records on March 11.

The team of eight who created it includes professionals such as Du Jialei, an Olympic bronze medalist, Xu Yixuan, an architectural design graduate from University College London, as well as mathematics teachers, engineers and other experts who are proficient in the art of origami.

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