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[kir-i-gah-mee] /ˌkɪr ɪˈgɑ mi/

the Japanese art or technique of cutting and folding paper into objects or designs.
the art, originally Japanese, of folding and cutting paper into decorative shapes Compare origami

a Japanese art of cutting and folding paper into decorative or representational forms

A chain of paper dolls is an example of kirigami.
Word Origin

1800; < Japan. kiri cut + -gami, comb. form of kami paper


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