Date: September 1, 2021 | Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek |
You may have heard this print referenced as a teardrop, shell, or even a comma. Whatever the comparison, paisley has a distinctive curved form that dates back to the 1800s. During this time, patterned cashmere shawls imported from India were all the rage in Europe. In an effort to meet demand, a factory in Paisley, Scotland, began producing machine-made versions. Here, they tried to mimic the handmade Mogul motifs found on the originals, which led to the invention of a new pattern. Taking its name from the factory town, paisley became widely popular and continues to be a classic print for everything from menswear to upholstered goods.
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