Renzuru, which is roughly translated as “consecutive cranes” can be traced back to the Edo period of Japan (1603-1867) and is regarded as one of the most advanced Origami techniques.
This centuries-old Japanese art form is an advanced origami technique that uses a single sheet of paper to fold a series of multiple cranes folded from a single sheet of paper with strategic cuts, all connected to each other through their wings, beak or tails.
The first appearance of renzuru is in a book published in 1797, titled Hiden Senbazuru Orikata (the secret methods of making a thousand conjoined cranes).
“Paula Pietranera has reinvented Renzuru into a highly sophisticated contemporary art form that goes beyond folk art in both style and content.”Dr. Mark Levy, Professor Emeritus of Art History, California State University, East Bay