3-Striped Flag

A contemporary figure created by origami expert Jun Maekawa of Japan. The national flags of seventeen countries have three horizontal stripes: Armenia, Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Columbia, Estonia, Gabon, The Gambia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Russian Federation, Sierra Leone, and Yemen.

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Written Instructions (String Length: 1½ spans)

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Step 1 - Place a doubled loop on 1 and 5.

Note: There are many ways to do this. The method shown here, which involves wrapping the string once around L1 to double the loop, was the easiest to film.