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The Tuck-in Mitre
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design I call the Tuck-in Mitre, and it's variants. 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.

The Tuck-In Mitre is developed from a version of the Newspaper Hat, it's distinguishing feature being that both outside edges tuck into pockets at the front.


In Japan (and in publications by Japanese authors)


This design appears as 'Kinchaku' (Purse) in issue 1895 / 6 of the Japanese children's magazine 'Shokokumin'.


In Western Europe and the Americas


Booklet 5 of 'Images a Plier', a series of 6 booklets published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1932, includes two variants of the design, a 'Mitre de Monseigneur' (Bishop's or Cardinal's Hat) and a 'Bonnet de Police'.



The same two variations also appear in 'El Plegado y Cartonaje en la Escuela Primaria' by Antonio M Luchia and Corina Luciani de Luchia, which was published by Editorial Kapelusz in Buenos Aires in 1940.



Gorro de Pintor (Painter's Hat)



These two designs also appear in 'Papiroflexia' by Elias Gutierrez Gil, which was self-published in 1951.

Mitra Turca (Turkish Mitre)


Montera de Torero (Bullfighter's Hat)