A pear-shaped figure (which inspired the “paisley” design) often used in Oriental rug designs. There is much speculation regarding the origin of this motif. Some consider it a representation of a tree swaying in the wind, a pear or pinecone. Other interpretations considered are more mystical: the holy flame of Zoroaster or the alembic of the spiritual alchemists.
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