Magnifying the size of an abstractly conceived tribal symbol allows one to perceive the shapes alternately as simply geometric patterns with all their associational ancestry or, on another architectural level, to imagine the images as remnants of an ancient desert dwelling or fortification.  And then on a strictly sensual level the subtle strié of the wool strands attests not only to the hand loomed quality of the rugs, but to the individuality of their wooly coated contributors.  Subtle variations in pile height further enhance their tactility and although thousands of miles separate their conceptualizer from their actualizer they both contribute to the perpetuation of an ancient artistic tradition.