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The Hand Basket
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known a the Hand Basket. 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.



As far as I know the 'Hand Basket', which is developed from the Preliminary Fold, first appears in 'Paper Magic' by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne in London in 1956



This design also appears, as 'Basket or Japanese Box with Handle', in 'Teach Yourself Origami: The Art of Paperfolding' by Robert Harbin, which was published by The English Universities Press in 1968.