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The flaw in the Persian Carpet
The flaw in the Persian Carpet
andrewm


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Cape Town , South Africa
Date: Jul 19, 2002
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

In every Persian carpet the carpet maker includes a deliberate mistake because only Allah is perfect and to make a perfect carpet would offend Allah. While studying our persian carpet for this challenge I came across the deliberate fault--a five legged horse?--all the other horses have 4 legs.

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09/03/2010 07:32:02 AM
I am requesting permission to use the image of the Persian flaw in a book that I am writing entitled Peace Fibres: Stitching a Soulful World. In it, I enlist fibre work as metaphor and manifestation of harmonious relationship to self, others, and the larger world. I would use this photograph in a chapter on tapestries as integration in which I specifically refer to the multicultural tradition of leaving a flaw. This image would perfectly complement the text.

Peace Fibres will be self published through Integral Press. I anticipate printing in early 2011, with an initial run of 1200.

May I use this image? Please advise of any fees involved. I would, of course, cite you as source.

Thanks for considering my request. I look forward to your response.

Respectfully,
Karen Lohn

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it's the only thing that ever has..." - Margaret Mead
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 08:07:00 PM
Not really Persian.
07/27/2002 12:00:00 AM
Nice color, interesting subjet, but the crop seems either too tight or not tight enough. The cut off corners of the triangle kept pulling my eye off the edge. I 'think' I would have liked a very tight shot of the flaw alone better. But that's just me :)
07/26/2002 08:06:00 PM
too concerned w/ picture to the detriment of texture
07/26/2002 02:35:00 PM
I'm not sure I see where the flaw is! *5* -balynch
07/26/2002 01:30:00 AM
nice carpet, but i dislike the color
07/25/2002 06:41:00 PM
Nice colors, and good texture. It seems a little flat to me. Maybe a lower or different perspective would give it a little more depth. karmat
07/25/2002 02:18:00 PM
i dojnt see the flaw!?!
07/25/2002 04:00:00 AM
A more oblique angle might show the texture better, but maybe not your funny subject...
07/24/2002 12:26:00 PM
5 legs, that's funny
07/24/2002 05:26:00 AM
wheres the flaw?
07/23/2002 07:45:00 PM
not bad, but it needs more saturation and contrast.
07/23/2002 07:06:00 PM
interesting texture... I like a more '3-dimensional' image.. = 5 - jmsetzler
07/23/2002 09:11:00 AM
Nice, but could have been a tad sharper.
07/23/2002 03:23:00 AM
good colors, and a good composition. the only problem I have with the photo, is that it's a picture of a picture. shows nice texture, though.
07/23/2002 02:01:00 AM
this seems to be a bit out of focus.
07/23/2002 01:01:00 AM
unique concept, I dig it!
07/23/2002 01:01:00 AM
a little closer would work
07/22/2002 06:42:00 PM
A tough subject to focus on.
07/22/2002 03:37:00 PM
composition and selected colours are great, but i think is blured
07/22/2002 09:10:00 AM
Looks slightly washed out.Try some tissue over the flash to difuse it more.
07/22/2002 06:47:00 AM
maybe a closeup
07/22/2002 01:03:00 AM
Shahr, is that you?


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