Dating back to the 1500’s, the paisley print design still holds a firm place on the fashion and home decor front, with fresh color 2012 color mixes worthy of high marks.
Decorative paisley swirls have a cosmopolitan history, starting in Persia centuries ago on silk shawls and taking their name in 1834 from the town of Paisely in Scotland. In 1960 they soared high in popularity and since then we’ve seen paisley prints on neckties, wallpaper, home decor, and fabrics.
The paisley shape has been called the Kashmir cone, the paisley pine, and drooping bud; it is a teardrop, with embellished edges and center and may be scattered in an allover design or boldly defined in jacquard on pillows or upholstery.
In 2012 the paisley print is proving it has not lost its appeal, adding distinctive beauty to quilted Bible covers, totes, stationery, and ceramic gifts.
You are invited to shop our Paisley Collection .