The 1885 engraving
of the Flapping Bird
||The history of
paperfolding is a fascinating one.
This page contains links to a broad
outline of origami history (now badly in need of
revision) and pages collecting together more detailed information about some traditional
designs. There is also a bibliography of the
published designs of Robert E Neale.
While I have long been
interested in origami history there are many
paperfolders who know much more about the subject
than I do and these notes should not be taken as
being comprehensive. I have, however, tried to
make them as accurate as possible by basing them
on published sources rather than myth or