The New Oxford Dictionary defines   paisley as 'a distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India' .  This paisley shawl is believed to be from 19th century England

A brief history of paisley

The New Oxford Dictionary defines paisley as 'a distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India' . This paisley shawl is believed to be from 19th century England

Photo by Zodingdi Fair Trade shop, an online shop that specialises in hand crafted home and fashion accessories which are produced in India by artisans from disadvantaged backgrounds. #blockpainting #powerfull

Photo by Zodingdi Fair Trade shop, an online shop that specialises in hand crafted home and fashion accessories which are produced in India by artisans from disadvantaged backgrounds. #blockpainting #powerfull

Sample of dyed and printed cotton cloth showing a blue peacock within a paisley motif, with smaller peacocks around the edges. From a 'Void Book', part of the Turkey Red Collection A.1962.1266.1 - A.1962.1266.78, with subdivisions, totalling c. 40,000 items: Scottish, Dunbartonshire, mid 19th century

Sample of dyed and printed cotton cloth showing a blue peacock within a paisley motif, with smaller peacocks around the edges. From a 'Void Book', part of the Turkey Red Collection A.1962.1266.1 - A.1962.1266.78, with subdivisions, totalling c. 40,000 items: Scottish, Dunbartonshire, mid 19th century

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