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Kashmir to Paisley

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Published Date:
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:00:53 +0000
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Object of the Day
Indian
paisley
Kashmir
tapestry
shawls
Description:
Shawl-OotDIn English, the common droplet-shaped motif found on Kashmir shawls is named after the Scottish town Paisley, which became famous for its imitation shawls in the first half of the 19th century. Locally, it is called boteh  (Persian: بوته ; meaning “shrub”) or buta in the Indian subcontinent. Elsewhere on Object of the Day, Deputy Curatorial Director and Head of Textiles...
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