Edited by Jane Rosemarin

The pomegranate originated in the area extending from Iran and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region. Iran is the world’s second-largest producer and largest exporter of pomegranates. In Persian, pomegranate is known as “Anar.” The fruit’s juice and paste have a role in Iranian cuisine. Pomegranate skins may be used to stain wool and silk in the carpet industry. This model was designed with a right triangle base.

Enjoy, and happy folding!

Editor’s Note: Reza Sarvi has also designed an inflatable pomegranate, which can be found on the OrigamiUSA website.

The text in the photo is a Hafez poem. Hafez (1315-1390) was a famous poet who lived in Shiraz, Iran. See PDF diagrams of the pomegranate.