A math teacher in India who picked up origami as a way to teach concepts to his students earned a Guinness World Record after folding 1,776 sheets of paper into peacocks.
Ravi Kumar Toleti, 57, said he started learning origami a few years ago as a means of teaching math and science to his students, and his passion for the paper-folding art grew until he decided to pursue a Guinness World Record.
Toleti said he wanted to set a record with origami peacocks to pay tribute to India’s national bird.
“It was a challenging task, but my passion for origami was the driving force,” Toleti told the New Indian Express.
The teacher said it took him 16 days of folding for about four hours a day to amass his 1,776 peacocks, which were then displayed at Kalamandir auditorium at the Kendriya Vidyalaya school in Trimulgherry, Secunderabad.
The display earned him the Guinness World Record for largest display of origami peacocks.