This is a Paisley knit sweater in red, black and white. Paisley is a design pattern with a long going back to the 3rd century AD, with origins in Iran during the Persian Empire. The design is widely used in India, mainly in the region of Tamil nadu, and is known Mankolam (Mango Design). The pattern was adopted in Europe around the 17th Century through imports by the East India Company. The western name Paisley is derived from the Scottish town of Paisley, a 19th century center for weaving. This sweatshirt features a red, black and white paisley print on knit Acrylic thread. Anyone who is a fan of the Paisley pattern should acquire this sweater.