Design comes from nature but is higher than nature, people get inspiration from nature. Like Adam and Eve’s forbidden fruit, you will obtain new insights into design as soon as you taste it. Paisley pattern is derived from Bodhi leaves and seaweed leaves, the tree of life in Hinduism. With so many myth and religious sense, the behavior of decorating cloth with natural patterns raised gradually.
Paisley pattern was first discovered in Indian and Pakistani Kashmir. But in fact, its place of origin is ancient Babylon. It was popular in Persia and India and now it is widely used in eastern and western countries.
Paisley patterns are called differently in different countries. It is called “Ham grain appearance” in ancient China; in Iran and Kashimir, it is called “Padum pattern” or “kashimiri pattern”; in Japan, it is called “QuYu pattern”; in Africa, it is called “Cashew pattern”; in western countries, it is called “Paisley pattern”; and in America, it is called “the Persian” or “the welsh pear”.
In 1960s, with the rise of the Hippie movement, psychedelic art form is very popular, especially after the beatles made a pilgrimage to India in 1968, the Paisley pattern was back in favour. At that time, the retro trend has impacted the whole western word. The popularity of all kinds of classical national costumes lasted for ten years. Paisley pattern is the most favored because they are best suited to classical forms.
Paisley pattern is loved and studied by many fashion brands as it is unique, colorful, mysterious, and has good texture. Combined paisley pattern with costumes, Jil Sander, Stella McCartney, and Etro shows its characteristic of elegance and modern.
Many fashion brands like adding paisley patterns to their designs. We are no exception.Below are some paisley pattern products designed by our artists.
Paisley seems to have been full of mysterious psychedelic colors since it appeared. Freud used to said this pattern symbolizes male, because its shape looks like sperm. The seed-like shape is also thought to represent fertility, has connections with Hinduism. Most of people think it is symbolizes the tree of life. Wearing this decorative pattern is appealing, exotic and cool.