Paisley motief

 on my bed:)

In sfarsit am reusit sa fac o fata de plapuma dintr-un material cumparat in Kabul, anume cu acest motiv, pentru ca m-a fascinat intotdeauna. Cautand informatii despre motivul paisley, am descoperit un site foarte interensant,Superficiala, de unde am si preluat o scurta istorie a acestui motiv:

„…traditionalul motiv textil Boteh din Kashmir, antica stilizare babiloniana, care in decursul secolelor a suferit influente persane, turkmene si afgane, cunoscut in Europa drept motiv “Paisley”, fiind adus odata cu salurile brodate de “casmir” (lana caprelor tibetane) din Orient! „

Picatura de apa sau fructul de mango, cum am mai gasit pe alte site-uri ,boteh, e un simbol Zoroastru al vietii si eternitatii!

From Wikipedia:

Resembling a twisted teardrop, the kidney-shaped paisley is Iranian and Indian in origin, but its western name derives from the town of Paisley, in central Scotland.[3]

In Tamil the design is known as mankolam and has long been used in India. It resembles a mango and has sometimes been associated with Hinduism.[4][5]

In Persian the design is known as boteh jegheh and it has long been used in Iran since the Sassanid Dynasty.

Some design scholars call the distinctive shape boteh and believe it is the convergence of a stylized floral spray and a cypress tree: a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity.[citation needed] A floral motif called buteh,[6] which originated in the Sassanid Dynasty (200–650 AD) and later in the Safavid Dynasty of Persia (from 1501 to 1736), was a major textile pattern in Iran during the Qajar Dynasty and Pahlavi Dynasty. In these periods, the pattern was used to decorate royal regalia, crowns, and court garments, as well as textiles used by the general population. According to Azerbaijani historians, the design comes from ancient times of Zoroastrianism as an expression of essence of that religion and it became subsequently a decor element which is widely used in Azerbaijani culture and architecture.[7]

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