Russian scarf patterns

by Store Team

All patterns of Pavloposadsky Shawls can be divided into several major groups.

Paisley pattern

The first group includes “Paisley" or “Turkish Bean", “Oriental" or “Indian cucumber". The most likely place of appearance of this pattern is Persia, where the motif was called “Buta" or “Paisley". The current name of the pattern “Paisley" originated from the Scottish town of Paisley, where they produced items with a similar pattern on a massive scale.

Vivid examples of Pavloposadsky Shawls with this pattern are:

  • Oriental Kaleidoscope;
  • Biryusinka (Biryusinsk villager);
  • Classic;
  • Sparkle;
  • Contemplation;
  • Favorite.

Pavlovsky roses

Roses have probably the central place in floral patterns of Pavloposadsky Shawls. It carries the values of love, tenderness, beauty. Roses on the Russian shawls have also been borrowed from the Persians. The value of this symbol is largely dependent on the color. Red or Burgundy rose means passionate love, white rose is on the contrary the symbol of innocence, eternal love, purity and humility.

Pink Rose combines two values and carries the promise of gentle emotions and feelings of admiration, with the implication that the feelings can grow into something more.

Yellow rose means the reverse process - cooling of feelings, passing to friendship, with admiration and respect, or simply separation.

Orange roses express enthusiasm and best wishes to the recipient of the gift. There are also green and blue roses, the first symbolize abundance and generosity, and the latter are a sign of mystery.

Roses on shawls:

  • Pavlovsky roses;
  • Scent of summer;
  • Amber evening;
  • Soulful talk;
  • Stranger;
  • Dream of the butterfly;


The second most frequent image in floral patterns is Dahlias. Their shades may vary as well as interpretation. Here one can see impermanence, caprice, passing fancy and appreciation, desire for life.

Examples of Pavlovo Posad shawls with dahlia:

  • Maya;
  • Radonitsa (Day of Rejoicing);
  • Autumn lace;
  • Spring Brook.

Shawl with Lily

Now we consider the lilies. White Lily symbolizes purity, righteousness and chastity, that is why this flower is often a part of the wedding bouquet, and many people choose shawls with lilies for wedding service. Scarlet Lily needs special mention, it symbolizes seriousness of intention of a person bringing them.

Pavloposadsky shawls with lilies:

  • Mystery of the Heart;
  • Grandfather Frost;
  • Lucky Woman:
  • First date (a large silk shawl);
  • Evening Garden, (Scarlet Lily).

Shawl with tulips

Tulips symbolize charm, tenderness and youth. Along with this the color carries its connotation, so red tulip-symbolizes passion and the beginning of a relationship; white tulip means cheating in relationships and betrayal; yellow tulip-unrequited love and feelings that have cooled.

Pavloposasdky shawls with Tulips:

  • Julia;
  • Radonitsa (Day of Rejoicing);

Bellflower pattern

The bellflower continues the floral theme. You can see this gentle and joyful flower on Pavlovoposadsky shawls, it symbolizes the openness.

Bellflower can be seen on following Pavloposadsky shawls:

  • Crane-bird;
  • Recognition;
  • Poplar fluff;
  • Over silver water.

Patterns with Forget-me-nots

Forget-me-nots symbolizes fidelity and constancy.

You can see forget-me-nots on following Pavloposadsky shawls:

  • Solveig;
  • Fairy motives;
  • Scarlet Flower;
  • Spring morning;
  • Rococo.

Other patterns

We have not listed all the shawls of the pattern categories, so we invite you to explore our catalog of Pavloposadsky shawls.

In addition to the above mentioned patterns you can see following flowers on the shawls: Poppy (shawls: Poppies in Blossom, Kamarinskaia, Southerner, Marya-the craftswoman), orchids (on shawls: Dancing orchids), irises (shawl Sovereign), lupines (shawl Spring trip).

There are many other Pavloposadsky shawls,which catalogue you may find on our site.


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