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Small Modular Octagons - Some With Butterflies

Information About This Set of Items

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Side View

Octagon Diagram

*Note that two numbers are given for the size of the lid and two for the size of the base.
The larger number is the measurement from a point at any corner to the point at the opposite corner.  (Diagram A)
The smaller number is the measurement from the center of any side to the center of the opposite side. (Diagram B)

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Set ID #:685
Category:Modular -- Small Octagonal
Lid Size*: 13 cm (5 1/8 in) and
14 cm (5 1/2 in)
Base Size*: 12.5 cm (5 in) and
13.7 cm (5 3/8 in)
Box Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in) 
Lid Style:Modular Butterfly-Decorated Octagons - Double Stars and Small Flower
Base Style:Modular Octagon - Four Sheet Alternating
Designer:Boxes by Tomoko Fuse
Butterflies by Michael LaFosse
Design Source:Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse (Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd., 1989)  >> Click here
Origami Butterflies by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander (Tuttle Publishing, 2013)  >> Click here
Paper Type: Double-Sided Handmade Decorative Paper
Sheet Size:15 cm (5 7/8 in) Square
Sheets Used:8 (Lid - 4; Base - 4)
Paper Source: Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Store 
Comments:The beautiful Handmade art paper used to make this set of boxes was a gift to me from my daughter Amy. This paper came in very large rectangular sheets which I then cut down to smaller sizes as needed.
Note that two of these boxes have been embellished with a small origami butterfly, sewn to the lid with a few stitches of thread.
The folding and joining of units for octagonal boxes is complex. The octagon base is especially difficult. Of all the modular origami boxes featured on this site, the octagons are probably the most challenging to create.
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