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Paisley Pine Wallhanging

The instantly recognisable Paisley pattern goes back many hundreds of years. During the 1600s the pattern began to appear on shawls that were specifically designed for men. Historians have dated the earliest-discovered piece of textile work with the design to around 1680.

At the end of the 18th century, the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, was a major producer of silk. Due to the effects on trade by the Napoleonic Wars, many

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