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by Michel G
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: History
Topic: CARD
Replies: 28
Views: 22382

Re: CARD

Still about the cube of card :
A publication in a 1882's US book found by Dave Mitchell in his page http://www.origamiheaven.com/businesscardcube.htm
by Michel G
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: History
Topic: very early advanced folding!
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: very early advanced folding!

About (modern) diagrams of the basic model, one more example :

The model still titled "Candy Box" is diagrammed in the Toshie Takahama's book "Creative Life with Creative Origami 3" published in 1990 by Macaw.
And, the model is credited to : "May Soong" !
by Michel G
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: History
Topic: very early advanced folding!
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: very early advanced folding!

Joan has found this example of Zhen Xian Bao by a Chinese man living in Paris in the 1860s - quite beautiful! And what is more astounding is that it is made from a *single* *uncut" sheet of paper!! The traditional original was not from a *single* *uncut" sheet of paper... But now, after 150 years, ...
by Michel G
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: History
Topic: very early advanced folding!
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: very early advanced folding!

About (modern) diagrams of this model : The basic box has been described, under the title "Flowered candy box", in 1948, by Maying Soong in his book "The Art of Chinese Paper Folding for Young and Old", pages 109 to 118. The model begins from a 1 x 2 paper. You can see the diagrams following https:/...
by Michel G
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: History
Topic: very early advanced folding!
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: very early advanced folding!

You can see, now, a modern (original) reconstruction of the model. It's in black and white with the shape of a chessboard. In some pouches money hidden... See the image at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/119967028@N08/23801857169 And to see more images of the original : http://www.foldingdidactics.c...
by Michel G
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: History
Topic: very early advanced folding!
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: very early advanced folding!

For those who want to know more about "Zhen Xian Bao" I recommand to read the interesting article published in BO Mag 280 (June 2013) on pages 28-31 : "A Little Known Chinese Folk Art: Zhen Xian Bao" by Ruth Smith. Edit : This 4-pages article is now available on our Didactics' website http://www.fol...
by Michel G
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: History
Topic: very early advanced folding!
Replies: 7
Views: 6014

Re: very early advanced folding!

Transcription of the French text : "Cette boîte est assez curieuse / faite par Laurent Sui pour / offrir à madame Burgos comme / souvenir auquel les plus / affectueux et dévoué / Lieur Sui / Paris le 28 août 1866" What's means (more or less) : This box is quite curious /  made by Laurent Sui for / o...
by Michel G
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Envelope folding
Topic: folded letter
Replies: 2
Views: 3452

Re: folded letter

For me, this Valentine is so old that is torn ! So it could be presented as a puzzle that is not... It's just a Puzzle purse ! The original is in the British Postal Museum http://www.postalheritage.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB813_OB1995_263 Two years ago some Valentine has been sold : See in the ...
by Michel G
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Flapping bird in a black and white movie
Replies: 4
Views: 4419

Re: Flapping bird in a black and white movie

And "now" "Rivelazione" only the sequence (with italian subtitles) due to Roberto Morassi :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYmuGJpJofQ

Grazie mille Roberto !
by Michel G
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Hana Tsutsumi
Replies: 1
Views: 2164

Re: Hana Tsutsumi

Thanks Laura. It's difficult to react because we don't have example of the Japanese books... Until I found this passage, I had the idea that the oldest guide to tsutsumi was the book Tsutsumi-no-ki published in 1764. I think we can see this book following http://kindai.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/84885...