The term came originally referred to in the annals of court documents as referring to a 3 and ¾ piece lengths of fabric to make men’s Jamas. Somewhere along the way, the word started to refer to these incredibly intricate shawls woven in the Kashmir valley for the elite and royalty, touching the Indian aesthetic cord. The patterns and colour schemes were then transferred onto silks and sarees. One paisley leads to another, like a Rubic’s cube of design – unfolding an intense piece of passion.