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The Urn
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Urn. 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.



Diagrams for a version of the Urn which has a serrated cut top edge, appear in 'Origami: Folding Paper for Children' by Claude Sarasas, which was first published by Kodansha in Tokyo in 1951.



An uncut version of the design, called 'Rabbit Vase' appears in 'Secrets of Origami', by Robert Harbin, which was published by Oldbourne Book Company in London in 1964. It is said to have been obtained by John M Nordquist from the Frederick Starr collection.