The Public Paperfolding History Project

Index Page


The Japanese Purse
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Japanese Purse. 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.



As far as I know this design first appears in 'Secrets of Origami', by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne Book Company in London in 1964. It is said to be of Japanese origin, 'discovered' (presumably 'collected') by John M Nordquist.