Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Paper Peacocks
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folded Paper Peacocks. 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 is a note in the Kan No Mado, which dates from 1845, that designs for a peacock and various other subjects have not been included because they are not good representations.


The earliest published treatment of this subject that I know of appears in 'Origami (Part 1)' by Isao Honda, which was first published in Japan in 1931.