Tessa Liberty London fabric is a classic Liberty London paisley with very fine detailed line work. The original design was taken from our archive, where we have a huge selection of paisley style designs dating back to the 19th century. The paisley design is associated with Liberty London because of its historic links with the Orient. Paisley style designs originally came from Kashmir to Europe in the late 18th Century. Shawl designs were created for the European market during the 19th Century in various places, including Paisley in Scotland. Tana Lawn cotton’s distinctive hand-feel and translucent softness make it a versatile favourite.