Thursday, November 22, 2012

Independence Day Lebanon 2012

Happy Independence Day, you little mess of a country. We should remember today that our little dot on the map does not get the love it deserves. Despite all that goes on every day to disrupt its peace, it remains standing, though on shaky ground.

Although many people are unfortunately not in the mood to celebrate this year, in honor of the 69th anniversary of Lebanon's Independence and of our beloved national emblem, the Lebanese cedar (cedrus libani, or the Cedar of God in the Bible), I made this little origami.

The cedar is based on Jo Nakashima's Christmas Tree variation. The red box and lid stand for the two red stripes on our flag, and the white background stands for the white stripe in the middle. Instructions for making the box can be found here.

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