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    Paisley

    Paisley is a pattern that is formed like a teardrop or leaf with a curved point and is also known as ‘Persian pickles’. The name ‘paisley’ comes from a Scottish city that used to be important in the textile industry and was one of the first to produce fashion with a paisley pattern in Europe. Paisley originates in a floral pattern from Persia that was also popular in India and was imported to England by soldiers in the 18th century. Here Queen Victoria was a fan of the pattern and set a trend in Europe. Paisley was very popular in the 18th and 19th century and had a revival during the hippie-years. Lately it also has been featured in the collections of high-end brands such as Burberry, Gucci and Etro. Paisley is especially used for ties, scarves, pillows and upholstery.
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