Giving us an impromptu demonstration during our tour, the owner of a small textiles unit in Jaipur, India, set out a square of natural handloom cotton on the table, dipped the side of his palm into freshly made vegetable paint, and rolled the side of  his palm, bottom touching first, then up towards his curled pinky, leaving behind an indigo paisley shape. "People didn't have tools to create intricate designs...so they used what was readily available...their hands."  The paisley element is seen in Indo-Pak culture since the beginning of time.  "It represents the mango (a symbol of prosperity and fertility) as it is shaped like the variety of mangoes we have here in this region."