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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napkin_folding

The earliest instruction manual for the artistic folding of napkins was published in 1639 by Matthia Gieger, a German meat carver working ...

www.luigisnapkins.com/napkin:04-history

The use of the napkin in Europe began in 1400 on the tables of royalty, where they started to use napkins made from warm or even perfumed cloth.

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/12/431271509/unfolding-the-history-of-napkin-art

Aug 12, 2015 ... In 16th century Italy, the nobility began decorating their tables with "triumphs" made entirely from folded napkins. The art form had pretty much ...

www.foodreference.com/html/art-history-napkins-729.html

The maitre d' hotel, the man in charge of feasts, as a symbol of office and rank, draped a napkin from his left shoulder, and servants of lower rank folded napkins  ...

www.ediblegeography.com/the-history-and-techniques-of-napkin-folding

The History and Techniques of Napkin Folding. By Nicola | Published: May 10, 2012. For the second in her lovely “On the Table” series exploring “the encounter  ...

whatscookingamerica.net/EllenEaston/Napkins-History.htm

It was always folded to the left of the plate with the open end facing the lord, an example for today's etiquette. History and Protocols of Napkins. Portpayne ...

www.melaniemagdalena.com/thoughts/evolution-of-the-napkin

Oct 18, 2013 ... A napkin is a piece of cloth for wiping the mouth and fingers, usually a small square piece of cloth or tissue paper ... Throughout history napkins have evolved to meet peoples' needs. ... Thick paper napkins are easiest to fold.

bigdaythewediquetteway.blogspot.com/2013/09/napkins-history-folding-and-etiquette.html

Sep 23, 2013 ... In the United States, when setting the table, the napkin is typically placed to the left of the cover (one's setting spot at the table), while in Europe, ...

home.wikia.com/wiki/Napkin_folding

a simple fan fold with a tie and decorative piece of evergreen for a holiday setting . Sometimes when we set the table, it's fun and enjoyable to add a decorative ...