Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Water Absorbing Designs
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the design which move as a result of absorbing water. 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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'Joujoux En Papier' by Tom Tit, which was published in Paris by Paul Lechevalier in 1924 contains 'La Main Sanglante', a hand whose fingers curl when placed in water.

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The extended version of 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1951, contains instructions for making 'El Tormento del Agua' where a human figure writhes in apparent agony when water is dripped onto it.

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