Paisley is a timeless classic. Born in India, the Paisley style is inspired by one of that country's most recognized patterns, officially known as the Tree of Life. Based on a Zoroastrian motif (featuring a cypress tree and a floral spray) it has long been an ancient Indian symbol and this traditional pattern has retained its popularity over the years and is currently back in style. In the 1970s, it was rediscovered as the favorite pattern of hippies and bohemians. It returned to fashion and has now become one of the most sought after patterns for anybody looking for a touch of the exotic.