In the Netherlands, the 30th of April is a national holiday celebrating the queen’s birthday (Koninginnedag). On this day there are public festivities and people set up all kinds of booths to sell all manner of things on the streets. During the celebration, many people dress in orange giving reference to the House of Orange-Nassau.
Eliana –my niece from Amsterdam, sent this photo to me. Here we see her holding up an origami barking-dog. The dog attracted a lot of attention as well as many visitors to her origami umbrella-stand. Throughout the day Eliana sold flapping birds, elephants, and other models that she had folded herself. All her customers were very happy.
Here is are links to instructions on how to fold this barking dog.
- Video where Paul Jackson (United Kingdom) shows how to fold the barking dog
- Diagrams for the barking dog
Photos © Cristina Torres / Leyla Torres. Origami model created by Paul Jackson, folded by Leyla Torres