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Paisley prints are one of those fantastic classic décor staples that may work anywhere with grace and ease. From modern circles to old trellises, paisley wonders that it is both vivid and refined. Vivid because of its inherent non-solid pattern, and refined because of its repetition of elegant and classic shapes and designs.

History of Paisley Design

This in style, twisted teardrop pattern features a Persian origin; however, its western name originates from the city of Paisley, in West Scotland. The paisley print traces its roots back to Persia and the Sassanid Empire around 221 AD. Ancient Babylon in present-day Iraq is also claimed to be one place of origin of the paisley print, presumably dating back to 1700BCE. Another opinion expressed around the print of paisley is that the symbol originated from the town of Yazd in Iran.  Persian rugs are where you can find paisley designs, curtains, jewelry, paintings, clothing, and many different kinds of artworks. The symbol used in paisley art is designed using an identical form of teardrop or kidney with a curved upper end. The image was referred to as boteh that is visually a mix of a spray of floral elements and a coniferous tree. Centuries later the shape of boteh was related to as Buta almond or bud. The boteh shape is the public image of Azerbajdzhan Republic till now, it symbolizes fire and is seen on their bright, intricate woven rugs. The paisley form might even be an adaptation of the yin-yang image used in ancient Chinese philosophy and medicines. Many different cultures have used the paisley image on several objects like that of cashew fruit, a mango or a sprouting date palm, an Indian symbol of fertility. The symbols shape varies dramatically in several countries from an Indian pine-cone to a Russian cucumber. The fashion for utilizing the paisley pattern unfold to several other Asian and Indian countries, and it became the most popular in the Mogul period between the years 1526-1764. The design was used on everything from stone carvings to the accessories and regalia of Princes and Holy Men. P.S. Maison Termeh was impressed by the exceptional cloth, Termeh. Termeh is one in all the traditional arts of Iran, and one in all the standard styles on Termeh is Paisley! Now you know the affiliation between paisley patterns print on lovely ancient fabric. Woven in Kashmir since the eleventh century, the commercial production of what we have known since long, the Kashmir shawl is believed to have begun under the Mughals who dominated Central Asia within the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It is fascinating to notice that till now, men solely wore a slender band of shawl cloth referred to as a patka or a sash and wasnt unlike our fashionable cummerbund. They were created equally for Kings and commoners of silk, cotton or wool, and printed, intricately woven, decorated, embroidered and brocaded.

The name "Paisley."

Due to the massive scale of shawl production in paisley, Scotland, the pattern was named paisley. The name paisley is not the intentional name for the design; it is referred to as Palme in France, bota in The Netherlands, bootar in India and peizuli in Japan. Not till the late 1960s did paisleys return to its former glory within the fashion world which it did loose in time. Now all the people are into the use of vintage products, and thus paisley rugs came back into the limelight. The universal popularity of the print paisley means new styles receive prime positioning in magazines, websites and windows. One garnish design that received mass media coverage around the world appeared at the 2010 Olympiad. Paisley prints are now spread all over in home décor. These days, the incorporation of a marbled paisley rug that will give the proper foundation for any spaces final style is the prime focus! Get your hands on this history-filled printed rug to instantly revamp your dull space.