The New Oxford Dictionary defines paisley as 'a distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India' . This paisley shawl is believed to be from 19th century England
The Duke Humfrey's Library at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. There's an old story that when J.R.R. Tolkien was working on the New Oxford Dictionary after WWI, he had access to the Bodleian, and there read ancient manuscripts that formed the basis of The Silmarillion.