did you know that the Navaho indians of the southwestern United States, in an area known today as the Four Corners, made the most remarkable of carpets.
The classic late 18th and early 19th carpets are extraordinarily beautiful.
Fiercely geometric in design, and seemingly straightforward in concept, they are a flat tapestry, woven on a rudimentary loom, using home made materials; hand spun, hand dyed wool from the Navaho-Churro sheep.
At first glance they appear acutely symmetrical, in fact, absolutely perfect - and aside from one single stitch, they are.
I'm recounting this, because the Navaho could, should they choose, make them perfectly.
When you see the carpets themselves up close, there's no doubt about it. But, as a matter of spiritual consequence and a form of sacrament to their Gods, they always leave a single error, one small mistake in an otherwise perfectly rendered carpet.
It is said that they leave the mistake, so as to ensure there is a place where the evil spirits can escape.
So maybe it's ok - if things aren't perfect, every single time.