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The paisley shawl was in fact an imitation of a garment that was brought to the UK from the East India Company in the mid 18th century. The paisley shawl became very vogue but the Indian versions were expensive and in very short supply. The shawls were quickly copied by British manufacturers...

I have many thoughts on the colonization of India politically, but let's keep this discussion about the history as it relates to fashion – namely, Chanel's collection here, shall we? The French East India Company established a few initial colonies in the 1600s. Pondicherry was one of the...

While many of us speak of it as a pipe dream, she really did run an Empire and became a symbol of the resistance to the British East India Company. At the tender age of 22, she fought as a key player in an initial rebellion on India's War of Independence in 1857. She died in battle in 1858 –...

Its prevalence spread across the Middle East to other southern and central Asian nations, further muddling its own exact origins. It wasn't until around the 1600s when British traders and spice merchants hailing from the East India Company brought the Boteh back to their own native countries,...

The well-loved teardrop design originated from Kashmir, India. The motif is thought to be taken from the early shoots of the date palm, which is known in India as the symbol of fertility. Hand embroidered paisley shawls were brought to Europe by the East India Company in the seventeenth...

The Boston colonists rebelled against their controlling motherland England, and the conspired monopoly of the East India Company. In December, 1773, Boston colonists, dressed as Native Americans, boarded three taxed tea ships and threw the goods overboard, as protest against taxation without...

The rows of vellum, parchment and regular leather-bound books inscribed in gold – some frayed with years and some restored to look spanking new – are complemented by mounted British East India Company art, mostly rare lithographic prints and aquatints dating between 1750-1930. The...

and maybe some fashionable health tips too! So get those diaries out, read on and get on top of your style before it's too late! Head East-side... Have you ever been to Chai Wan? Well, it's time to venture out of the Central bubble and into a new one! Take the MTR all the way down the...

It was in 1603 that the Dutch began extensive battles to extend their colonial boundaries — successfully taking control through the Dutch East India Company. However, following the company's bankruptcy, control was taken over by the Dutch state in 1826. Not without its own series of...

1633, Mauritshuis The founding of the French East India Company in 1664 opened Europe to Eastern trade and artistic inspiration. Decorative arts in the Asian style–generically termed "Chinoiserie"–flourished in the eighteenth century, frequently incorporating monkeys as well as pagodas,...