Twenty One Folds

Paper Origami Jewelry


*Exclusive Collection*

Only one of each fold available in the Haiku paper collection

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Welcome to 21Folds

It takes twenty one folds to make a paper crane, to transform a sheet of paper into something beautiful. We believe that by looking at something as simple as paper, and seeing the promise it can hold, is what makes 21 folds so great.

Folding origami takes a lot of curiosity, a willingness to explore, and being brave. It is brave because perfection is not the goal, and flawlessness can’t be the pursuit. It is the sheer enjoyment of doing, of being. Of taking something that is often taken for granted, and by some sort of magic making it unique beyond what we thought was possible. It is showing that small and delicate goes beyond beauty. It is art, and art lives forever.

It is the way we see the world, and what we want to celebrate, we hope you will join in the celebration. We hope our passion reminds you of the way you find your inspiration!

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Inspired by kick-ass woman of Japanese history

Inspired by

Tomoe Gozen
(est. b. 1157)

Known as Japan’s fiercest female warrior. This legendary female samurai heightens the importance of female independence and achievement

Inspired by

Murasaki Shikibu
(est. 973-1031)

The pen name of a mysterious woman who lived during the Heian Period. She wrote The Tale of Genji, which is considered to be the world’s first full length novel.

Inspired by

Toshiko Kishida
(1863-1901)

One of the first Japanese feminists, Kishida was a public speaker who traveled the country during the Meiji period, speaking out on behalf of women’s rights

Inspired by

Hanae Mori
(b. 1926)

A designer who opened her own fashion house in 1951, Japan’s first and only female fashion designer to have her collections shown in Paris and New York

Inspired by

Chiaki Mukai
(b. 1952)

Not only is she a kick-ass cardiovascular surgeon but a JAXA astronaut who became the first Japanese woman to go into space in 1994.

Inspired by

Ichiyo Higuchi
(1872-1896)

The face of the 5,000 yen bill, Natsuko Higuchi (pen name: Ichiyo Higuchi) was a prominent writer and is known as the first woman writer of the modern era.

Inspired by

Sadako Sasaki
(1943-1955)

A victim of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima in WWII, this nine year old set out to fold one thousand paper cranes to grant her wish was to live.

Inspired by

Toshiko Yuasa
(1909-1980)

The first woman physicist in Japan. A student in Paris, she was forced to return to Japan in 1945, she carried a spectrometer home strapped to her back.

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We always have new folds on the horizon

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Commissioned Work
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We will be launching an online platform where you will be able to request commissions for a personalised experience.
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