Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
Paper Dragonflies
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper dragonflies. 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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A design for a Dragonfly, folded from the slit hexagon base, appears in the 'Kan No Mado', which is usually dated to 1845.

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A picture of a paper dragonfly (but no diagrams) appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.

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