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Monkeys and Apes
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper snails. 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.



There are two designs for Monkeys in the Kan No Mado, which is usually dated to 1845.

Dancing Monkey (from the slit hexagon base).


Long Armed Monkey (from the irregular slit octagon base)



There is a design for a 'Dog-Faced Monkey' in 'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956.