By the early 19th century, Scottish weavers in the town of Paisley began copying the Indian shawls and producing them in fine local woolens. The town produced so many shawls that the boteh or palmette motif came to be called 'paisley.' The French textile companies produced variations of the pattern on printed cotton shawls that resembled the most expensive woven examples. They also created endless variations of the paisley as the theme for home furnishing fabrics.
Below is an 1870 French fashion plate showing a day dress with a paisley-patterned hemline.
Next is the large-scale pattern on a French printed cotton shawl, early 19th century:
The next group of paisley prints all happen to be 19th century quilts, but the paisley pattern was used in draperies, bedding and clothing and is still popular today.