Būta: (from Persian and Hindi: botah), a decorative pattern that originated from the Zoroastrian religion. The design resembles the shape of a teardrop or almond with a curved head., and represents a cypress tree symbolising human suffering as well as strength. In the 18th and 19th centuries the design became popular in the West due to clothes, such as Kashmir shawls, imported from India during the Mughal Empire. The pattern became known as ‘paisleys’, after the Scottish town of the same name, which was a major centre for producing fabric with this print.