I was driving home from work tonight and realized that I had forgotten to include this marvelous rug in my final retreat post, so this is a postscript. When Ahmed showed this to us, I marveled at how one could make something woven on a square loom appear to be round. Owning a round rug has no appeal for me, but understanding how those women make one really piqued my interest.
Look at what those clever women did. The rug is woven square; the shape is created by the knots. I cannot begin to imagine how they figured it out, but I marvel at their ingenuity and know they're not getting paid what they are worth. Okay, now I'm done with the retreat.
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