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Hexagonal Decorations
This page is being used to collect information about the history of folded hexagonal decorations which are not presented as Folds of Beauty in a Froebelian kindergarten context, although this context may well have been the origin of the designs. 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.



Issue 1895 / 12 of the Japanese children's magazine 'Shokokumin' contains instructions for folding an 'Asa no Ha' (Hemp Leaf) from a hexagon. Asa no Ha is a traditional Japanese pattern that symbolizes strong growth.  It is also believed to chase away demons.  The pattern is often used in clothes for babies.



A hexagonal decoration titled 'Rosace etoilee' appears in 'Occupons nos doigts' by Raymond Richard which was published by Les Editions du Cep Beaujolais in Villefranche-sur-Rhone in 1951.



A 'Rosette Box' folded from a hexagon appears in 'Paper Folding Fun' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1960.