The Journey of Paisley

A paisly motif in red and light blue on a dark blue background

4.30pm - 5.30pm: The Gallery

Free Activity Talk
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Bethel St, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 727 950

From Persia to Norfolk: a talk about the paisley motif.

Sevanti Roy is an artist, textile designer and block printer. Working under the name Sevanti Designs, she creates nature and architecture inspired prints and designs from her studio next to the river on the Norfolk Broads. 

In this talk Sevanti will be taking us on a journey of the paisley motif, inspired by natural forms, from its origins in Persia to here in Norfolk. 

Paisley patterns became popular in the west in the 18th and 19th centuries, following imports bearing the design from India, especially in the form of Kashmir shawls.

These shawls were replicated by designers and weavers here in the UK and by the makers of the famous Norwich Shawls. 

This is a free talk held in The Gallery, at The Forum.