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These woolen textiles from India aren't widely known. They were mostly made in the homes. A few gorgeously fine ones were woven with hand spun pashmina fiber. It is from under the chins of goats and incredibly soft. The goats shed in the spring when the weather gets warm and the fiber is collected then traditionally.
What we call "paisley" we're woven with fine pashmina from this area of northern India. The shape we call paisley was and is called boteh. Later wHen they were in Scotland the people named it paisley after the shape of a river there. Actually the shape was man made relating to mangos and plants and vines.