Boutonniere measures appx 4" long and 2" wide.
Origami was invented in China around 100AD. The word origami simply means "paper folding".
As in many societies, paper was a luxury item, created by hand and used only for important, long lasting purposes.
The crane symbolizes honor and loyalty.
From its inception, origami has held an honored place in ceremonies that were of great importance. Origami was used at births, weddings, and funerals to help commemorate the occasion in a unique, hand-crafted manner. The origami figures would be treasured by participants for years afterwards.