PAISLEY PARADISE!February 5, 2013
We love a bit of Paisley here at UO, it’s our must have print of this season, popping up on all sorts of garms and gadgets across the fashion world. We got to thinking about where the paisley print all began, so with a little research, we found some fun facts about our much loved paisley friend…
Originating from Iran, Paisley print (known as Boteh Jegheh in Persian) has been in use since AD 224 (ish).
The pattern is believed to be an stylistic interpretation of a Cypress tree, a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity.
Known as Paisley in the western world, the print was named after the Scottish town of Paisley, who produced shawls from 1800 to 1850.
The print became particularly popular in the summer of love (1968), with bands such as The Beatles leading a cultural interest in Indian ethics and spirituality.
The Artist formally known as Prince, AKA Prince, or whatever the man calls himself nowadays, paid tribute to this fancy design by naming his record label Paisley Park Records, his studio Paisley Park Studios, and also releasing chart topper “Paisley Park” back in 1985.
Enough with the history! Keep the Paisley vibe alive with these UO gems…
Staring At Stars Paisley Playsuit
Worland Burgundy Paisley Tee
Cooperative Folk Paisley Circle Skirt
Shore Leave Paisley Oxford Shirt
Cooperative Paisley Shirt
Worland White Large Paisley Print Tee
Staring At Stars Scarf Print Easy Babydoll Dress
Title Unknown Paisley Skinny Boxy Tee
Staring At Stars Boho Playsuit
Ecote Pyjama Trousers
Sparkle & Fade Paisley Cardigan
Sparkle & Fade Paisley Burnout Hobble Skirt
Herschel Paisley Charlie Cardholder
Geo Paisley Tapestry
Paisley Round Medallion Tapestry Throw
Do you love Paisley? Let us know in the comments below…