Persian Flaw

The other day I was watching one of the Star Trek Enterprise “The Next Generation” episodes (episode: Time Squared); Yes I was preparing myself for the upcoming new Star Trek Movie;  In one scene, Commander Riker (Number One) asked Capt. Picard: “Is this your Persian Flaw?”

This caused me to search for the meaning of that statement and I found this:

“expression referring to the purported practice of Persian rug makers to deliberately put one flaw in every carpet, because only God is entitled to be perfect and it would be arrogant for a mortal to aspire to perfection.”

I have also found this site:

Does anyone know where this is originated from? What is “Persian Flaw” called in Farsi? Any idea?

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