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Magical Cloth Reverts Back to Origami Shape

Origami Souvenirs

One company has created special pieces of cloth that will automatically refold into their original origami forms after being stretched out. There doesn’t seem to be any particular, unique benefit to these pieces of fabric, but we sure want some!

Perrocaliente is a “comprehensible, friendly product brand,” according to their website. We’re not 100 percent sure what those words mean in that particular order, but based on their products, we suppose they’re basically a lifestyle brand with an emphasis on neat, clean, minimalist products.

One of their products is called Peti Peto, a series of “glasses cleaning cloths” made of polyester and pleated so that they’ll return to their original form even after being stretched out. Their original forms, in this case, are origami versions of geese, penguins, Mount Fuji and cranes. Above is the cloth spread out... it slowly starts to put itself back together...

...and now it's completely back in shape!

Here we have the penguin version of the Peti Peto.

The Mount Fuji version makes for the perfect souvenir.

All versions are available via the 100percent Online Store, which says the cloths are great for cleaning screens as well as glasses. One cleaning cloth costs ¥1,600 (US$13.30) not including tax, so you may not want to actually use them for any real cleaning! But we bet they would be a lot of fun to carry around, stretching them out and then flipping them back and forth between your hands all day.

It looks like a few Peti Peto have also been imported into the U.S. and are available on Amazon for about $21 each. Well, we suppose you could buy one of your own, or you could just keep watching this video. We know which we’ll be doing all afternoon!

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