Tribute: Origami Cranes

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One string of 75 origami cranes. Each crane is made from different coloured, different patterned paper, and is separated from its neighbours by beads.
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Canterbury Museum worked with five representatives from Christchurch’s Muslim community, including next of kin to two of the victims, to make a selection of tributes for the Museum’s collection from amongst the tens of thousands.
Length: 175cm (68 7/8")
Wingspan: 125mm (4 15/16")
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Origami cranes such as these are believed in Japanese culture to carry souls to paradise. They were also found extensively amongst tributes to the victims of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake.
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