Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Only God is Perfect

Recently, sitting on the sofa, gazing at the oriental rug covering the center of his living room floor, Raffi shouted, "Look, Ama!  There's a mistake in the rug!"  "A mistake?" Marash Girl queried.  "Yes, look!" Raffi insisted as he pointed to the  border of the rug, where there was one medallion that was different from all the others. "Look, they made a mistake," he insisted as he pointed to the one out of one hundred forty-seven medallions woven into the rug displayed on the center of his living room floor.  But Marash Girl was not alarmed.  Many years ago, Marash Girl had been forewarned by Arthur T. Gregorian that no oriental carpet could be perfect. . . by design, every hand-knotted oriental rug had to have in its pattern one deliberate error, for the rug-makers believed that "Only God is perfect!"

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