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The Bloom of Paisley


Whether it’s in the form of a top, a dress, or even a scarf, the timeless paisley pattern has been showing up everywhere and looking better than ever. The best part? It can be worn for both day and night, and across all seasons.

The pretty swirling patterns will bring some girlie-girl vibes to your ensemble with its meshed floral patterns. Bold colours against the Persian-inspired trend create the perfect statement W/A ensemble.


The Paisley Story-

Paisley is a distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India. But paisley also has a legacy in Iran. This sample is believed to date from somewhere between 1800-1899 and has been traced back to the Masjid-e Nasir-ol-Molk mosque in Shiraz.

Fashion Attack

Paisley has largely Indian and Iranian roots, and interest in the print really flourished after the pilgrimage of the Beatles to India in 1968. Though paisley prints fashion was originally started out as a menswear print, it has gradually evolved in fashion trends since then. As winter/autumn has just touched the season, paisley prints will be a good choice to shop for. Here are some looks of the kind of paisley prints in trend.

paisley man

Paisley Picks for this Season-


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Paisley Fun Facts You Ought to Know.

  • Paisley makes for wonderful design in Mehendi and is considered auspicious in Bridal Mehendi.

paisley mehendi

  • Indian households consider the paisley pattern to be a symbol of prosperity and hence use it for Rangoli/Alpana during festivals.
  • It’s a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity.
  • In various languages in India and Pakistan, the design’s name is inspired by mango- like in Bengali it’s called Kalkal, in Tamil it’s called Mankolam, and in Hindi it’s called Kerii, and in Punjabi it’s called Aambi.
  • In Tamil Nadu the Manga Maalai (mango necklace) with matching earrings is a traditional feature of Bharathanatyam dance.


  • It is a prominent design in Kanchipuram sarees.


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