This is one of the 5 Himalayan peaks of origami folding, but don't let that deter you, it is a relatively easy model to fold. (compared to my previous instructable at least!)

This is the first time these instructions are being made public on the internet, so appreciate it :)

What you will need:

Patience

Good music

15 squares of paper.

This is a relatively sturdy model, and holds together well with no glue or attachments.

Ok lets jump right in!

## Step 1: The paper!

Good music!

You want something thats slow, mathematical, interesting and not too distracting. Carbon Based Lifeforms are perfect: https://soundcloud.com/carbonbasedlifeforms/mos-6581-album-version-1

Ok paper!

Cut your squares in half.

Accurately.

You should have 30 rectangles with 2x1 dimensions. No rocket science here.

So much fun making this. Easy to fold, but quite difficult to get the fourth oentagon in right.

Heh, how hard can it be? #famouslastwords

Also, that's a pretty fancy pattern on the paper. How did you get it?

Haha this is definitely doable for your average origami folder, not too tough! I just googled "granite texture" and "gold texture" and printed them out on regular paper... The paper you use makes a world of difference to the final model, it's worthwhile getting a nice pattern :)

Post a photo, i would love to see!

I will certainly post more interesting origami posts :) I prefer the geometric models to birds, fish etc...

There's a certain beauty in working with a 2 dimensional medium, its very mathematical :)

The model was quite big and there are no really small tricky folds, so you can do it with paper thats quite a lot smaller.

Doing the weaving will be easier with smaller paper as well, and the smaller your paper the sturdier the model...

I wouldn't go smaller than about 6cm squares though, unless you have very thin paper.

Great way of learning how the geometry of these modulars work!

Post a photo if you get it done!

If you attached the 4th one correctly the 5th one is much easier...

I have attached a photo of the diagrams, but they're not very good quality...

Basically, work on the triangles that are formed, each arm goes over the next one clockwise. When you put the 3rd loop in, 2 triangles are formed, one at the top and one at the bottom. The 4th one adds another 2 triangles, next to each of the original 2.

The 4th one is the hardest....

What might make it easier is holding the first 3 in place with some sticky tape or something so that you have both hands free to get the fourth one in.

The triangles are the key.

If you look at the photo on step 14 (3 pentagons) the 4th one goes inside the 3 loops on the left/front and outside the 3 loops on the right/back, forming triangles at the bottom/front and at the top/back, next to the previous 2 triangles... sounds confusing I know...

BE CAREFUL when using glue, its unforgiving... If you make a mistake once you've glued them you're in trouble...

the 5th one is easiest to put in in segments and attach them once they are in place.

Try to follow the symmetry, most of the segments of no.5 should form a triangle when you put them in...

This is a whole lot easier than my previous model!

I did it in one sitting in about 6 hours, but you can spread it out, make a couple of units every day whenever you have a spare minute :)