A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|The Flapping Dove|
page attempts to record what is known about the origin
and history of the origami design known as the Flapping
Dove. 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.
If the tail of this design is pulled the wings will waggle slightly, but they will not flap freely in the way the wings of the Flapping Bird will do.
As far as I know this design first appears in 'Origami (Part 2)' by Isao Honda, which was published in Japan in 1932.