A pattern of scrolls in which a mango-shaped motif is central. Though the name comes from the town of Paisley in central Scotland, the pattern is of Persian and Indian origin. Kashmiri shawls were woven in these designs in a complex and demanding system. The increasing demand for these woollen shawls led to their being imitated in Scotland and in France, giving rise to the name. In fact it is popular in many Central and South Asian cultures. In India the “Paisley” is very common in allover weave (e.g. jamavar) or as an allover pattern for screen-printed sarees and fabrics. The popular mango design on its own is not considered Paisley but only when it is incorporated into elaborate scroll patterns. The pattern is very popular with dressmakers as it has no ‘right’ way, so cutting is easy. In India the Paisley pattern is known as keri (mango) and in Kashmir is referred to as kalanga or kalgha.