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very early advanced folding!

Post by Nick » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:11 pm

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!!
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Post by Michel G » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:47 pm

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 / offer to Ms. Burgos as / a souvenir which most / affectionate and devoted /
Lieur Sui / Paris August 28th, 1866 "
Nick wrote:And what is more astounding is that it is made from a *single* *uncut" sheet of paper!!
Are you serious, Nick ?
Because, it's hard to understand !
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Post by Michel G » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:58 pm

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.foldingdidactics.com/wp-cont ... n_beyo.pdf

At the times of publication, a more complete article (6 pages) was available on the BOS website for members.

“A Little Known Chinese Folk Art: Zhen Xian Bao” is also the title of a book by Ruth Smith & Gina Corrigan, published in 2012 and that seems now out of print...
But, a review of this book is still available: http://www.tribaltextiles.info/communit ... php?t=2360
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Post by Michel G » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:18 pm

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.com/amazing ... from-1861/

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Re: very early advanced folding!

Post by Michel G » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:00 pm

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://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/ ... rtella/112

You can also found a diagram titled "Openning box" in the book "Oru diagrams Volume 2" on pages 146 to 149. The book has been published in 1995.
It discribes a 2 x 4 boxes version. This version need paper 10 x 15 cm, 20 x 20 cm and 20 x 40 cm. The model need also some cuts and glue...
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Re: very early advanced folding!

Post by Michel G » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:07 pm

Nick wrote: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, you can see it made from a *single* *uncut" sheet of paper...

Yes, you can see "One-piece Xu's sewing kit (designed by 悠然)"
just there https://www.flickr.com/photos/119967028@N08/23868658533

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Re: very early advanced folding!

Post by Michel G » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:35 pm

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" !

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Re: very early advanced folding!

Post by Michel G » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:23 pm

And now in October 2016, more news...

From Paula Versnick :
— An illustrated historical page http://www.orihouse.com/zhenxianbao.html
— A (5 pages) diagrams for a complete Zhen Xian Bao http://www.orihouse.com/zhenxianbao/zhe ... rsnick.pdf

And, from Anna Karslunger, an hand diagrams (of a Zhen Xian Bao... "Unit") :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_8/30237695030 and https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_8/30439310572

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