Paisley patterns are an ornamental textile design using the boteh or buta, a teardrop-shaped motif with a curved upper end. Originating from the town of Paisley in West Scotland, this popular twisted teardrop pattern has Persian (Iranian) roots too. The paisley artwork traces its geneses back to Persia and the Sassanid Empire around 221 AD. It was originally called “Boteh Jegheh” and was created as a motif for the Zoroastrianism religion. The paisley leaf signifies a floral spray combined with a cypress tree, which is a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity. It also has a fascinating alikeness to the famous yin-yang symbol.
Paisley designs in Britain were one of the first examples of copyright protection in the creative fields. Copyrights date back to the 1840s. Paisley embroidery has endured the test of time and this print has been featured the catwalks of London, New York, Milan and Paris for Saint Laurent, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, JW Anderson and Gucci in the recent seasons.
Paisley became identified with psychedelic style due to the popularity of the boho set-up in the mid- and late 1960s, due to The Beatles in their Eastern-influenced phase. It became an emblem of rock ‘n’ roll swagger and swank. Janis Joplin, David Bowie and Mick Jagger followed suit due to the rock vibe paisley gives.
Paisley designs can be found on Persian carpets, curtains, jewellery, paintings, clothing and a variety of artworks.
With so many paisley pop jewellery online, RockRush’s collection has paisley colours like cobalt blue and ocean green featured. Check out the range that was always a rage for its sophisticated and arty bohemianism style. We have picked out some paisley jewellery pieces for you to add some colour and art to your collection.
Set in 14kt Yellow Gold (1.62 gms) with Diamonds (0.07Ct, IJ-SI) Certified by SGL/IGI
Set in 14kt Yellow Gold (2.12 gms) with Diamonds (0.067Ct, IJ-SI) Certified by SGL/
Set in 14kt Yellow Gold (2.77 gms) with Diamonds (0.142Ct, IJ-SI) Certified by SGL/IGI
Set in 14kt Yellow Gold (5.28 gms) with Diamonds (0.504Ct, IJ-SI) Certified by SGL/IGI
Set in 14kt Yellow Gold (2.24 gms) with Diamonds (0.042Ct, IJ-SI) Certified by SGL/IGI
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Set in 14kt Yellow Gold (0.36 gms) with Diamonds (0.042Ct, IJ-SI) Certified by SGL/IGI
See our entire collection of paisley art here: https://www.rockrush.com/collections/paisley-jewellery