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The Trough
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami designs known as the Trough. 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 am aware this variant of the Pig design first appears, as 'La artesa' in 'El Mundo de Papel' by Dr Nemesio Montero, which was published by G Miranda in Edicions Infancia in Valladolid in 1939.



The Trough also appears in 'Secrets of Origami', by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne Book Company in London in 1964, as a 'Crib' for the baby Jesus as part of Ligia Montoya's creche sequence.