A Mystical Art Form

Rug Appreciation
For the curious old souls out there that are forever craving to expand the horizons of their knowledge, capacity, and appreciation - one MUST look into the source of this art-form before truly having the ability to unlock the appreciation it deserves... 
Portrait of a Weaver
Do you see this picture? Believe it or not, this is a rug.  It is woven with pure lamb wool from the stomach and neck of the sheep where it wasn't exposed to the sun, making for a softer wool. This piece even has subtle silk highlights in her ring.  This rug was woven in one of the best rug weaving cities the world has ever known, and the reason I acquired this piece for my personal collection, is two-fold.
- First, it reminds me of my great grandmother - she looks almost exactly like her. 
- Second, it is a reminder of what the faces of the nameless artisans that weave these pieces look like.  It is a constant reminder of what grit, determination, dedication, and humility looks like.  We see this image several times a day