Origami Heaven

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The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
Paper Giraffes
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper giraffes. 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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1939

As far as I know the earliest design for a paper Giraffe, 'La jirafa', is found in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.

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1940

The same design appears as 'Jirafa' in '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.

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1956

'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956, contains diagrams for Harbin's Giraffe.

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