Traditional Models' Gallery

Traditional models are in the public domain and are not connected to a specific origami model designer.  Here, we have origami models that may are available for folding, teaching, sales and other uses.

The late David Lister did extensive research regarding the history and evolution of origami.  Articles are cited with the content gathered from David Lister’s “Lister List” found on the British Origami Society’s website and compiled by Julia Bloom in 2019.

Our selection of traditional models with histories – Crane | Flapping Bird | Golden Venture Technique | Chinese Junk | Swan | Sailboat | House & Piano | Waterbomb | Lantern | Pig | Oblong Box | Kabuto | Fox | Cup | Carp | Candy Box | Fancy Box | Butterfly | 5-Pointed Star