Paisley is a 90 x 200cm bamboo beaded door curtain featuring a funky monochrome paisley design.
A brief history of Paisley
Paisley or Paisley pattern is a term in English for a design using the buta or boteh. That’s a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian origin that resembles a twisted teardrop. While the New Oxford Dictionary defines it as ‘a distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India’. As well, the design also has a legacy in Iran.
Paisley arrived in Britain via Scotland, in the town which would give the print its Anglo name. From roughly 1800 to 1850, using Jacquard looms, the women of Paisley adapted the traditional design primarily by weaving woollen shawls. Changes in fashion led to the demise of the popularity of the shawl in the late 1800s.
In the 1960s, Commonwealth immigration saw the Asian population of Britain grow. Then the decade moved culturally towards its looser, ‘swinging’ moniker. And fashion and music began to reflect a generic cosmic influence. This was epitomised by the Beatles’ time with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India in 1968. And by then, Paisley was back in fashion.
Why Use a Beaded Door Curtain?
Our beaded door curtains come in an assortment of designs and styles. From plain coloured or natural through to designs featuring spiritual, floral and beachside living themes. These fun and colourful beaded screens will add dimension to any living space.
A fantastic item for introducing a relaxed and casual feel to your living space beaded door durtains are not just for doorways. Having been created as a functional screen to reduce harsh light, they discourage insects and help air movement. Beaded door curtains still continue to perform these functions brilliantly. But there are a number of other creative ways that these decor items can be introduced into your interior space. They can be used as a room divider or partition to separate a dining and living area, or to screen an unsightly laundry area or workspace.
A beaded door screen can also be used as a wall feature. Simply suspend from a hook or two on a large, blank wall. They can be positioned in such a way that they dominate a vertical space or placed behind a low cabinet to extend to the ceiling height.