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Napkin and Serviette Folding
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of Napkin and Serviette Folding. 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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In Japan

The following napkin folds appear in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931. The names appear in the original text in English as well as Japanese, suggesting that the author learned these folds during his time in the West.

The Prism

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The Bishop's Crown (The Pipe Cap)

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17, Lunch

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18, Fan

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19, Dahlia

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20, Orchid

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In Western Europe / America

(Information will be added here in due course)

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