4935Re: [SCA-JML] origami
- Jun 1, 2001Andrea Gideon wrote:
> Does anyone know if origami is period?It depends on what you mean by "origami."
Letters and so on were folded and tied into knots as far back as the Heian
period, but when it comes to making real shapes (like cranes or boats) most
people think they started that sometime in the 17th century.
There are a few mon that are origami thingies (I'm thinking of one
specifically that's a crane) but most of these mon are products of late Edo
and Meiji periods. Certainly origami birds are also objects painted (makie)
on lacquerwork and other things. The trick would be to find a tray or
something showing an origami crane that can be dated with certainty to
before 1600. I don't know if it can be done.
And having written this, I just ran across these sites:
It's nice to find a history that doesn't artificially age all that "exotic"
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