Also known as “buta”, “Persian cypress”, “bent cedar”, or even “flame” in Sanskrit, the iconic motif of botté, or paisley originated during the Sassanid dynasty of Persia. This ornamental design is a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity. In countries such as Azerbaijan and Iran, it remains an original totem for fire worshippers. The print’s rich symbolism and rebellious aura have kept it alive, open to endless re- interpretation.
the work ethic
at botté gallery, we aim to become a reliable link between the middle eastern artist and the western marketplace. Beyond supporting well- known artists, botté’s purpose is to give you a glimpse of the true middle east and the hardly noticed, such as locals who spend their lives mastering their craft. We want to spread the richness of middle eastern culture by offering inspired pieces and making them available to Western audiences.
We support independent artists, designers, and artisans by helping them showcase and sell their work on a global scale by reaching even larger audiences who would not be able to discover their work otherwise. Buyers are not only purchasing unique designs but are also supporting a movement by purchasing products that make a statement and are inspired by great cultures. We seek to
attract shoppers who appreciate the uniqueness of products that have a story to communicate.