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Fold and One Cut Hexagrams /Stars of David
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of Fold and One Cut Hexagrams (Stars of David). 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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This design appeared in 'Paper Folding and Cutting' by Katherine M Ball, which was published by the Prang Educational Company in Boston in 1892.

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Diagrams for a hexagram, under the title of 'Star of Victory', are included in 'Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was first published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1920.

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A third method of making a hexagram appears under the title of 'Etoile a Six Branches' in 'Au Pays des Mains Agiles', which was published by Editions Fleurus in Paris in 1949.

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