When people could not buy the luxury goods they wanted, they sometimes learned how to make them themselves. Books showed them how.
In 1674, Hannah Wooley wrote a book that taught people to make luxury items they could not afford, like wallpaper and fake feathers!
In the mid-1600’s, it became harder for England to trade with China and Japan. The book A treatise of japanning and varnishing by John Stalker and George Parker, published in 1688, taught people how to make their own Japanese-style boxes and furniture. The books had patterns people could copy.
Try making your own origami box, using Japanese patterns.