In 2003 and 2004 I went to Guatemala to study Spanish. On one of those trips I bought a small purse made by local weavers. It’s been hanging on the wall of my living room since 2008.
Today, for the first time, I glanced sort of sideways at it and saw a face looking back at me. Two steep triangles make the eyebrows, the squares with the W make cheeks (or earrings in a universe with less perspective) and the rest of the face goes from there.