Bold paisley print pocket square, Silk Twill, London, Furious Goose, UK. Venus of Willendorf
Venus Knossos, Paisley Gods Silk Pocket Square
Venus Knossos, Paisley Gods Silk Pocket Square
Venus Knossos, Paisley Gods Silk Pocket Square
Venus Knossos, Paisley Gods Silk Pocket Square

Venus Knossos, Paisley Gods Silk Pocket Square

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Contemporary Paisley Print silk handkerchief in a sumptuous palette of coral, cyan, purple and scarlet. Featuring the Crouching Venus and the Venus of Willendorf. 

✓ 100% Silk Twill

✓ Generous 42cm square

✓ Exclusive presentation box

✓ Hand-made in the UK

✓ Sustainable luxury

  • Free UK shipping – Worldwide over £250

I have been inspired by the Paisley Pattern for some time and wanted to explore it and to make my own mark on it. Paisley print is all about the abundance of nature. But I wanted to place the human form into the pattern, as I wanted to refute the idea that mankind is somehow separate from nature. We are all part of the rich tapestry of life, for better of for worse.

Initially, to represent the human I chose classical and neoclassical sculptures – ranging from Michelangelo’s David and The Diskobolos of Myron to the Hellenistic Crouching Venus and the Venus de Milo. I realised that these artworks have come to symbolise physical perfection in the Western World. This sparked a whole new train of thought about how the 'body beautiful' is represented in art, and how what we consider desirable has changed over time.

To respond to this idea of different kinds of beauty, I brought some early human sculptures into the print in the form of the Venus of Willendorf and an unnamed Chalcolithic male figurine I stumbled upon in an unpopular room at the Louvre.

I researched the Paisley aspects of this collection in the Print Study Room at the V&A. They kindly curated five boxes of sketches, original artworks and plans, for which I am eternally grateful. 

I also incorporated anachronistic gothic foliage to create this unique, culture-clashing print.

To bring a modern and graphic touch I contrasted the intricate hand drawn foreground with a bold graphic zig zag and houndstooth pattern in the background. 

The result is a mesmeric tracery that seems to float in space. The human figures blend into nature harmoniously and the colours push print to the max. These are more than just accessories… they really are conversation-starters.

Introducing Paisley Gods, the culture-clashing collection that features the Paisley Pattern with a Furious Goose twist. This originally Kasmiri and Persian style of pattern symbolises the abundance of nature, typically through swirling leaf and flower shapes. We’ve added a unique touch by incorporating the human figure to the boteh (leaf) motif. The prints are all designed in our London studio and ethically made by artisans across Britain.

A seemingly impossible colour palette of cyan and coral zig zag strips supporting purples, scarlets, teals and oranges. It has a shimmering quality not unlike bird of paradise. Because the zig zags are perfectly tonally balanced and opposite on the colour wheel there is an energy to them and an almost stroboscopic effect.

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We aim to wrap, pack and post every order within 2 working days. Postage: We ship for free in the UK on all products. If you are outside Great Britain there is a flat £15 fee to cover international postage. But we do offer FREE worldwide shipping if you spend £250 and over.  We use the Evri or the Royal Mail's First Class Signed For service for UK deliveries. For international orders we use Evri or UK Royal Mail's International Tracked & Signed service. The service aims to deliver to Europe within 3-5 working days and worldwide within 5-7 working days. 

During summer months we occasionally work to a slightly slower service of one fulfilment per week due to staff holidays. It's important to contact us if you have a specific or urgent date that an order is needed for so that we can arrange the delivery.  

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  • Natural biodegradable materials only
  • Packaging made from recycled cardboard
  • Printed and made in the UK
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About the artist

Patrick Morrison is a printmaker and designer who originally trained as an etcher and now specialises in bold vector art. Furious Goose is the expression of his curiosity, exuberance and love of colour applied to fine accessories.



Love the bright, beautiful patterns with the added bonus of being British made. Bought a pocket square previously and then a tie for male relatives. Very impressed with how quickly the items were packaged and despatched. Would definitely recommend if you’re looking for something a bit different.


Arrived next day, beautifully wrapped. The quality of the print, fabric and stitching are immaculate. Very happy!


I recently buy a pocket square from the collection "Enchanted Forest". Both materials and design are absolutely outstanding. The silk is soft and heavy-enough to give a nice drape. Colours are brilliant, and the printing of the design was fantastically executed in both sides of the piece. Fully recommended!

Madrid, Spain

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