A Smile Folded into Every Towel

from Julia

The art of paper folding and napkin folding started in Japan and Europe and was referred to as Origami. These different folding techniques were viewed as beautiful art and held different symbols and traditions.

In Europe, around the 17th and 18th centuries, the art of napkin folding was viewed as a dinner-table status symbol among nobility.

In Japan, the first documented origami was in 1680 and was a traditional paper butterfly used during a Shinto wedding.…