Paisley and the Pashmina

On my way back from a recent trip to Scotland, I stopped in Paisley near Glasgow to visit its Museum which features a permanent exhibition on what the town is most famous for – shawl weaving. The well known Paisley pattern was named after the small town near Glasgow that adopted the ¬†tradition of weaving …

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Global Textiles – Kashmir and Paisley shawls

The recent exhibition at ULITA (University of Leads International Textile Archive) displayed and documented the Kashmir and Paisley shawls collected by Sir Michael Sadler, who was vice-chancellor at the University of Leeds from 1911 to 1923 and a champion of the Arts. Another Stories of the World exhibition as part of the Cultural Olympiad – …

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