It came from a distant past, as an expression of the essence of ancient religions and later became an element of oriental decor in different forms and shapes.
This model is inspired by Mir carpets, a specimen of the Tabriz carpet school. It is decorated by buta (buteh), one of the oldest and most liked Oriental designs.
It was so popular with the British that they borrowed it from India and reproduced in their textiles. Since then it has been known in the West as the Paisley pattern, from the name of a Scottish town which became famous for these fabrics. The word mir derives from the honorary extension of buta into mir-a-buteh, ('noble plant').
The meaning of buta is interpreted in various ways from pine cone and palm crown to flame, which had religious significance as a symbol of immanence and eternal life. Thus, to give someone a piece decorated with buta is akin to wishing long life and lasting memory.