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Plants, Flowers and Seeds etc
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of folded paper plants, flowers and seeds. 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 Iris / Lily - 1845 onwards

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1845

Designs for Persimmon and Eggplant, both made from the first slit square base, appear in the Kan No Mado, which is usually dated to 1845.

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1923

A design for a Pine Cone (used to play a table game) appears in 'More Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1923.

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The Morning Glory - 1931 onwards

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1958

A flower cut from a Froebelian type Windmill Base pattern appears in 'Origami: Book Two' by Florence Sakade, which was published by the Charles E Tuttle Company in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo in 1958

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Persimmon - 1961 onwards

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