Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Paper Plants and Flowers
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folded paper flowers. 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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The Iris / Lily - 1845 onwards

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Designs for Persimmon and Eggplant, both made from the first slit square base, appear in the Kan No Mado, which is usually dated to 1845.

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The Morning Glory - 1931

This design first appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was published in Japan in 1931.

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