Paisley is an ornamental pattern—originally based on the form of the cypress tree—that consists of a teardrop shape with a curved upper end. First employed in ancient Persia for decorative textiles and clothing, its Western name is attributed to the town of Paisley in Scotland, where it was popularized for apparel during the 19th century. Widely used for menswear items such as ties, the pattern also appears in upholstery fabric and home textiles.

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