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Le Moineau
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as Le Moineau (The Sparrow), which is developed from the Cocotte / Pajarita. 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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As far as I know this design first appears in Booklet 2 of 'Images a Plier', a series of 6 booklets published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1932.

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The design also appears, as 'un Gorrion', in Booklet 1 of 'Figuras de Papel', a series of 3 booklets published by B Bauza in Barcelona in 1932.

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