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Last updated 29/2/2024



This page is being used to collect information about the history of folded paper horses. 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.



Diagrams for a compound horse, made in three pieces, appear in 'Zhe zhi tu shuo' (Illustrated Paperfolding), compiled by Gui Shaolie, which was published by the Commercial Press in Shanghai in Ming guo 3 (1914). The instructions explain how to make the body. The head and tail are not explained. The head, however, looks like a Boat with Sail.


The (Cut) Horse - 1929 onwards