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The Woven Cross
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the Free Weaving origami design I call the Woven Cross. 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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The Woven Cross appears in 'Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch' by E Barth and W Niederley, which was first published in Bielefeld and Leipzig, and the foreword of which is dated October 1876.

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A more complex version, along with many other Free Weaving designs, appears in Part Two of 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was probably first published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1882.

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This design also appears in 'Jeux et Jouet du Jeune Age' by Gaston Tissandier was published by G Masson in Paris in 1884.

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This design also appear in 'Pleasant Work for Busy Fingers' by Maggie Browne, which was published by Cassell and Company in London in 1891. This book is an English version of 'Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch' enhanced by the addition of a few extra designs.

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