Records of Stoddard International plc, Design Archive, Paisley

Scope and Content

A selection of design patterns featuring the Paisley pattern. Resembling a twisted teardrop, the kidney-shaped paisley is Iranian and Indian in origin, but derives its western name from the town of Paisley in central Scotland, where many textile mills were based. The designs in this drawer were all created for the domestic market and originate from a varied range of dates, with a number of them taking the form of photographic prints.

This description is part of the  Design Archive  which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.

Access Information


Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Descriptions compiled by Elva MacLean and Laura Early, Project Volunteers, July 2011.

Geographical Names