Vintage Moroccan Oujda Carpet OU02

Rich in male symbolism, this vintage Oujda carpet includes horizontal and vertical zig zag/snake motifs and connected vertical stick forms. Flat weave construction with knotted pattern varying in pile length. A strikingly modern yet primitive piece, knotted in shades of natural brown and ivory sheep's wool and dark brown goat hair.

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Oujda

This remote Berber village resides in the northeastern corner of Morocco near the Algerian border. The city was founded by the king of the Maghraoua, a tribe of Zanata Berbers, which was one of the first Berber tribes to submit to Islam in the 7th century. Carpets produced by Berbers of this region are among the most minimal and primitive in terms of their motifs, and were often produced with a mixture of goat hair and sheep's wool.

tribe.Oujda
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1950
dimensions.10'6" x 6' / 3.2m x 1.83m
pile height.Varies (flat weave with low to medium)
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.OU02