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The Cross Star
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Cross Star. 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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1863

A drawing of this design appears in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers 1: Wat men van een stukje papier al maken kan: Het vouwen' (The Small Paperwork 1: What one can make from a piece of paper: Folding) by Elise Van Calcar, which was published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863. As far as I can tell, however, the design is not mentioned in the text.

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1900

The design also appears in 'Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten' by Marie Muller-Wunderlich, which was published by Friedrich Brandstetter in Leipzig in 1900.

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