Each manufacturer to this day has its own distinctive design by which an expert could tell one producer from another. For example, Pavloposadskie shawls are distinguished by their lush floral designs along the perimeter, as a rule field and garden flowers typical for the part of Russia they originate from. Lilies and roses are dominant flowers in the pattern along the border and, the center is mostly decorated with smaller flower garlands.
Another frequent design in Pavlovoposadskie shawls is Eastern ornaments which was brought to Russia from Asia. Pavloposadskie shawls have always been cherished for great variety, ingenuity, taste in designs, textures and unmistakable quality.
Originally a head dress and scarf was an important and meaningful element of Russian national costume, so a special piece was kept for special occasions be it a happy or a tragic one, that’s why different patterns suited different occasions. With the changing times the Pavloposadskie shawls started to be worn in wider contexts and have become a favorite accessory of stylish ladies and an inspiration for Russian haute couture designers. They are worn in variety of styles, regardless of season or occasion. They are widely regarded as a beautiful, high quality and chic accessory.