The swirling pattern of paisleyin Farsi called boteh, the word for a young flower or palm leafevolved from a traditional Kashmiri design. The Silk Road brought Kashmiri shawls to Europe where they became wildly popular. The Scottish mill that was first able to re-create the intricate design was in Paisley, Scotland, and gave the pattern its English name. This lightweight, 100% cotton, open-front jacket is made in India with an allover paisley pattern. The greens, blues, reds, and pinks evoke the flowers in Kashmir's Shalimar Garden, built by 17th-century Mughal emperor Jahangir and famous for its nightly fountain displays.
Women's sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18). Please note, that the small size does not have beaded accents as pictured.
Boteh, mango leaf, even Welsh pearthe pattern most
commonly known as paisley in the West goes by many different names. This hand-loomed silk dupioni jacket is a classic cut that shows off the texture and play of light in the ...