Shawl

Designs from Kashmir influenced generations of British and French shawl makers. The intricate design on this shawl is known as paisley, which evolved from Kashmiri boteh (flower) patterns. The vivid, hot-yellow centre clearly identifies its European origin and the fine weave, delicate wool and details suggest a Fran├žais manufacture.


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  • Shawl

    Shawl

    Asia: South Asia, India, Northern India, Kashmir

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    Shawl

    Europe: Western Europe, France

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  • Shawl

    Shawl

    Europe: Western Europe, Great Britain, Scotland, Paisley

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If you were to create a stylized version of a natural object (such as the flower design on this shawl), what would it look like?

responded: Apr 1, 2010

Posted by Sara Munroe

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I made this abstracted floral pattern on Photoshop for use on the back of a business card, later deciding not to use it. I like how it reminds me of wallpaper.

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