Monday, October 22, 2007

Namesake



Kashmir Paisley Shawl,19th century, Spurlock Museum.

The Scottish weaving center in Paisley perfected copying the woven shawls of Kashmir. Eventually the typical design was named for the city.

2 comments:

Bill Hooker said...

Seriously -- paisley (the design) originated in Kashmir? I did not know that.

This is why I read YDA. :-)

Shah Nawaz said...

I am surprised to know that the design has its origins in Kashmir. I went about telling people these things were brought here by the British!

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