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The Story Behind

Over three generations, the Holmsted family has drawn, cut, and woven hundreds of different paper birds.

The danish architect Henning Holmsted had a skilled hand for drawing and paper cutting. In 1960, he combined these skills with his interest in birds, and created the first woven paper bird.

Lars Holmsted inherited his father’s sharp scissors, and more birds came to life. Today, his sons also weave birds and so the family tradition flies on.