The Public Paperfolding History Project

Main Index Page


This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper spiders. 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 design for a Spider made from an unusual paper shape (made from three squares joined in the centre by their corners) in the Kan No Mado, which is usually dated to 1845.