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Favorite Images of Towel Origami Animals

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A list of my favorite images of animals created by towel origami.


A towel animal is a depiction of an animal created by folding small towels. It is conceptually similar to origami but uses towels rather than paper.

Some common towel animals are elephants, snakes, rabbits and swans.

The exact originator of towel animals is unknown, but their popularity is often attributed to Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Disney Hotels and Holland America Line cruises will often place towel animals on a patron's bed as part of their nightly turndown service.

Towel animals are also appearing in higher-end hotels and resorts such as Grupo Vidanta's Grand Luxxe Residence Clubs in Nuevo Vallarta and Riviera Maya.

There are several books available on the subject and these books illustrate how one can enhance the towel animals by the simple addition of cut-out eyes and button noses. Some of the creations require the use of multiple towels and, at times, hand towels or washcloths.

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Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Feb 19 17:32
great list KJ! all of theses images made me smile. thank you!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Feb 19 17:34
Thanks, CB! Glad you like it. :)
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Feb 19 21:55
Wow! I did not know about this. Great!
I showed it to my mum and she loved it.

I love that with your lists I can learn alot and see "things" i've never seen before.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Feb 19 21:58
Thanks so much, Paloma! It's nice to know that your mother liked it too. :)

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