Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
Paper Clothing and Personal Accessories
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history folded paper clothing. 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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Designs from Japan

'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931, contains:

Jiyuban (Undershirt)

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Kimono

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Designs from Western Europe / USA

'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939, contains a two-piece design for 'La Camisa de Caballero' (The Gentleman's Shirt), the main part of which is developed from a form similar to the Junk Box, El Baston (The Staff) and La Petaca (The Hip Flask).

La Camisa de Caballero

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El baston

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La Petaca

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