Paisley Designs [With CDROM] (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (Paperback)
Exotic and enduring, paisley patterns have decorated textiles and handicrafts for thousands of years. Boasting superb reproductions in vivid color and striking black-and-white, this treasury showcases 199 resplendent examples of traditional Indian and European paisley motifs. A spiritual affinity with the natural world is apparent throughout the collection, exhibited in lush designs inspired by trees, leaves, and flowers, as well as repeating geometric motifs. Brimming with a wealth of intricate details, this very special book is a unique and valuable resource for fashion and graphics designers, textile artists, needleworkers, and other craft enthusiasts, as well as art students and historians.