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Octagrams / Eight-Pointed Stars
This page is being used to collect information about the history of octagrams and eight-pointed stars made by folding paper. 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.




A method of folding an octagram under the title of 'Cares superimposes' (Superimposed Squares) appears in 'Cours de Travail Manuel (Pour les Garcons) - Premiere Partie - Cours Elementaire' by A Planty, which was published by Gedalge Jeune in Paris in 1887.



Booklet 3 of 'Trabajos Manuales Salvatella - Plegado de figuras de papel', which was published by Editorial Miguel A Salvatera in Barcelona around 1929, contains a design for a decorative octagram titled 'La Rosa'.



'El Plegado y Cartonaje en la Escuela Primaria' by Antonio M Luchia and Corina Luciani de Luchia, which was published by Editorial Kapelusz in Buenos Aires in 1940 contains a design sequence called 'Roseta de Cuatro Puntas' (Four-Pointed Rosette), folded from a blintz windmill base, which produces a decorative octagram.


Eight-Pointed Stars


A design called 'La banqueta y la estrella' appears in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.



An eight-pointed star from a bird base, presented as a Christmas decoration, appears in the second edition of 'Het Grote Vouwboek' by Aart van Breda, which was published by Uitgeverij van Breda in 1963.