2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART C
is renowned for its natural beauty, textiles, colors, fabrics, designs and techniques. Probably, the best known Indian textiles are the “textiles of Kashmir”
. The textiles of Kashmir are revealed by their beautiful, intricate and delicate designs. The Paisley motif of Kashmir
called “Kashmir Paisley”
often called “Mango motif”
or “Ambi” also
. It is a world famous motif and is famously called as a “tear drop” or a “tadpole shape pattern” in the rest of the world. The paisley motif is very old motif of Kashmir which is locally known as “kalga”
It has Persian fragrance and came into light during Mughal rule somewhere between 15th
centuries and continues to be used on everything from haute couture to a whole range of everyday domestic goods and gift items.
This research was done to study the historical background, origin, technique, various changes and development in the Kashmir Paisley motif, present scenario and its use in the contemporary world. To acquire an in-depth knowledge on the topic, an interview schedule was formulated from the respondents of officials, weavers, embroiders, carpet makers, exporters who deal with this motif on day-to-day basis. This research will help to analyze the contemporary styles and also to create how innovatively it can be used to add glamour by various combinations and modifications to print bed covers and dress material.