The lotus flower is a popular theme in Vietnamese culture, and it is rooted in Buddhism. The flowers grow out from the depth of muddy waters where they rise towards the sun, blooming. For this reason, the lotus is a symbol of rebirth, growth, purification of spirit and faith. Just like the lotus flower, we too can overcome difficulties, grow and thrive.

This origami workshop was originally delivered with the help of the Vietnamese Women’s Group at the 2019 Fun Palaces event.

The workshop was created by Thuyha Nguyen – Jewellery Designer and Maker. Volunteer at the Vietnamese Women’s Group in Woolwich.

"I hope you’ll enjoy making this lotus flower as much as I enjoyed filming the process!"


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