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What is "Paisley" - Definition & Explanation

A design originating in Asia, traditionally in a teardrop shape with a curving point containing and surrounded by many small abstract and geometric designs.
Paisley is a droplet-shaped vegetal motif, similar to half of the T'ai Chi symbol, the Indian bodhi tree leaf, or the mango tree. The design originated in India and spread to Scotland when British soldiers brought home cashmere shawls.
A tear-drop shaped, fancy printed pattern, used in dresses, blouses, and men's ties.
paisley a fabric made typically of soft wool and woven or printed with colorful curved abstract figures.
A soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

1. A lightweight silk, cotton or man-made fiber dress fabric that is soft and drapes well. It is smooth, ahs a semi-lustrous satin face and dull back. Hard twist yarn is used for the warp with a...
A panty style similar to the string bikini, but with moderate back coverage that looks more like a "v" instead of the "u" which is found in full coverage backs. Many times, the waistband in the...
A changeable colour effect on a lustrous or shiny fabric in which the warp yarns and weft yarns are of contrasting colours. NOTE: The fabric normally has a plain weave or a 2/2 twill weave when...
Soft, white, closely woven cotton fabric calendered to achieve a high glaze. Used mainly for pocket linings, underwear, aprons, shirts, and handkerchiefs. Originally made in Cambrai, France of...
process of industrially washing garments after they have been manufactured to remove sizing; it also softens and pre-shrinks. Grommet - an eyelet of firm material to strengthen or protect an opening....

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