Folding History Gallery

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

View a brief history of recreational paperfolding in Western Europe and Japan until 1931 by David Mitchell.  Also, here is his index of origami history. The original sources section is at the foot of the page.  Within this index, you can view:

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