Origami Timeline & History Gallery

Origami is an ancient art that has become a current enthusiast activity.

Index of origami history by David Mitchell. The original sources section is at the foot of the page.

Within this index, you can view:

Researched by Julia Bloom, read about her understanding of origami's history.  Read and discover the origins of paper, hear about medieval paperfolding, 20th century and modern origami, prominent origami figures, and the beginnings of OrigamiUSA.  Also, read Julia's timeline of origami history events.

Samuel (Sam) Randlett, instrumental in the origami diagraming system we use today, was interviewed by Marc Kirschenbaum on January 24, 2021. View the interview with Samuel Randlett.