Edited by Jane Rosemarin
The two sides of Star Atarbus are equally attractive. Designed and folded by Madhura Gupta. See PDF diagrams.

Editor’s Note: The diagrams were revised on Feb. 10, 2023 to correct the direction of the lines in step 9. The direction of the line in step 1 was also changed to make step 6 easier. Thanks to Deanna Kwan for suggesting these improvements.

Star Atarbus is among the many stars I created in the beginning of August 2022, and it is one of my favourite designs so far. Both sides of the star look amazing — one side resembles paper airplanes or arrows, while the other has a lovely spiral at the center. I really cannot decide which side should be the front, so I leave it up to you to choose.

Star Atarbus, like most of my modular star designs, is made from right-angled isosceles triangles (which can very easily be obtained by cutting along the diagonals of a square). I recommend starting with a square of side 15 cm. As for paper, kami, duo, Tant … all work well. Harmony or gradient paper is also a lovely choice. The star in the images that I have shared was folded from Tant.

Star Atarbus is named in honour of Mr. Subrata Ghosh, the person who introduced me to origami. Atarbus is Subrata (Mr. Ghosh's online name) spelled backward. I remember folding the traditional peace crane under his guidance as a child of 5 or 6. He is an amazing human being. It has been a true gift for me and the numerous children (and adults) who have had the wonderful opportunity to come across him. Merely thanking him for all the support and encouragement he has showered over the years would be an understatement.