Than the peysliysky pattern is remarkable?It is possible to admire long tear-shaped figures and to think what they mean. There are associations with a feather fantastic heat - birds, a petal of a mysterious flower or a wing of an exotic butterfly. Similarity to a nut, a pear, a cucumber is still seen. This unusual pattern is called quarrystone, or Paisley. It has also other names. It is very mysterious that only increases its appeal.
the Drawn secret
It agrees one of versions, Persia became the homeland of this ornamental motive. There was it about two and a half thousand years ago. The Sanskrit name - quarrystone is more ancient than it. In translation it means “fire“ - it was perceived as a life symbol. The pattern really reminds a flame, especially if to connect together several motives. Such figures are present at a municipal coat of arms of Baku.
The pattern could represent and a silhouette of a cypress - it the tree symbolized life and eternity too. Other version of an origin says that there was a motive in Mesopotamia. It represented no other than the stylized images of seeds of a palm tree. If to get accustomed to it, then it is easy to notice similarity to grain from which the sprout is born. It very brightly represented idea of fertility, the birth of new life, the movement, development.
Thanks to trade caravans of fabric with a pattern were delivered to many countries of the East. Very much the motive in India got accustomed, often it decorated a wedding dress of the bride. In the 17th century the pattern got to Europe - in it the British colonization played a role. It became known as “the Indian cucumber“. Demand for fabrics and shawls with such drawing was very high. In 1800 they began to be weaved in the Scottish city of Paisley. That is why so began to call this pattern.
Recognizable varietymotive call
In Russia “the Turkish cucumber“. It emphasizes its pronounced oriental color. The East in Russia quite often was associated with Turkey, from here and the name. The well-known pavlovoposadsky scarfs are very often decorated with this pattern. On products of other national crafts it can be seen too. It is difficult to tell precisely when it got to Russia. Possibly, it occurred in the XVII-XVIII centuries. However it became so habitual that sometimes is perceived as Russian.
Now the pattern is very popular in the world of haute couture. The considerable role in it was played by the Italian company ETRO. Paisley became its logo in 1981 and remains to that to this day. Exotic figures decorate with themselves fabrics, articles of clothing, bags, accessories. The pattern is remarkable also what can exist in the most different variations - they can be diversified indefinitely. However it is always very recognizable.
the Scope for creativity
At a peysliysky pattern is also other scopes of application. Elegantly jewelry and costume jewelry look if in them these figures are beaten. In interior design there was for them a place too - wall-paper with a scattering of such motives can remarkably change the house. Still “cucumbers“ often are present at an upholstery of upholstered furniture, carpets, covers, curtains, cloths. The idea was adopted even by confectioners - cakes and cakes in the form of Paisley are made.
At fancy motive there are a lot of secrets - just researchers should solve them. But the fact that this pattern is very beautiful is indisputable. He is many-sided and capable to fit into the most different compositions organically. Artists often address it in search of inspiration. Creative experiments continue, the audience with interest watches results.