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A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Paper Snails
 
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.

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There is a design for a Snail made from an uncut square in the Kan No Mado, which is usually dated to 1845.

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The extended version of 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1951, contains a design for 'El Caracol' (The Snail).

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