A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
page attempts to record what is known about the origin
and history of octagrams made by folding paper. 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.
A method of folding an octagram under the title of 'Cares superimposes' (Superimposed Squares) appears in 'Cours de Travail Manuel (Pour les Garcons) - Premiere Partie - Cours Elementaire' by A Planty, which was published by Gedalge Jeune in Paris in 1887.
'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 contains a design sequence called 'Roseta de Cuatro Puntas' (Four-Pointed Rosette), folded from a blintz windmill base, which produces a decorative octagram.