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Geometric Fold and Cut Designs from Squares with 4-fold Symmetry
This page attempts to record what is known about Rotationally Symmetric Fold and Cut Geometric Designs from Squares with 4-fold Symmetry. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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A fold and cut design that resembles a flower, although it is called a Candle Ornament, appears in 'The Girl's Own Book' by Lydia Marie Child, which was published by Clark Austin and Co in New York in 1833.



A similar, but more complicated, design, which is also intended as a decoration for a candlestick, appears in 'The Girl's Own Toymaker' by Ebenezer and Alice Landells which was published in 1860 by Griffin and Farran in London and Shephard, Clark and Brown in Boston.



In 'Cuestiones de Pedagogía Práctica: Medios de Instruir' by D Vicente Castro Legua, which was published by Libreria de la Viuda de la Hernando y Ca in Madrid in 1893.