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The Bric-a-Brac Box / Old Scholar Hat
This page contains information about the origami design I call the Bric-a-Brac Box, which is a version of the Basic Box made from a blintzed square. 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.


In China (and in publications by Chinese authors)


Diagrams for this design, titled 'Square Box with Ears', 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).



This hat, which is a decorative variation of the Bric-a-Brac Box, appears in 'The Art of Chinese Paper folding for Young and Old' by Maying Soong, which was published by Harcourt Brace and Company of New York in 1948.