A Chinese Thread Book or Zhen Xian Bao is an origami book made by the Miao people of China for the purpose of storing thread and needles.
There are seven pockets in all. I've read that they go up to as many as fifteen pockets. That's a lot of thread in someone's stash.
Would you like to make a Zhen Xian Bao? I followed the instructions in this video tutorial by Paper Kawaii to make mine. The embridered paper motifs are my own creations.
Have a great week.