Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell



Magazine Cover Box with Strengtheners

  Designs of Unknown Origin

This page contains links to pdfs of diagrams for some designs whose original designer is unknown.

A design of unknown origin can only correctly be called traditional if there is evidence that it existed prior to the modern origami era, i.e. before the end of the Second World War in 1945.

Where there is no such evidence the presumption must be that the design is from the modern era but that we have simply forgotten, if indeed we ever knew, who the designer was.

I would be grateful to anyone who can give me further information about the origin of any of these designs. Thank you.

  Basketball Hoop with Stabiliser     Magazine Cover Box with Strengtheners     Secret Chickens
  Cicada     Pagoda        
  Kabuto / Japanese Goldfish / Coy Carp     Pencil