Thursday, April 11, 2013

Those Far-Flung Paisley Meadows

The paisley pattern has been around since the early 200s AD, in Persia and other Middle Eastern/Indian nations, and has spread worldwide since.  The unique twisted teardrop pattern bears resemblance to the cypress tree, and like the tree itself, it became a symbol of life and eternity.  The western name paisley came from the town of Paisley in Scotland, which is a large center for producing textiles in the design.  Although it has been around for many an age, I would like to see more of the bohemian, stylized floral pattern today.

(photos collected from studdedhearts, fashiontoast, thefancy, peruvianconnection, and thestwrd)

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