Berber weaving extravagantly decorated with figures.
Probably from Oued Zem in central Morocco.
Probably woven on an upright loom.
A man, 19 hens, 10 roosters, 6 sturdy camels and dozens of trees of various types feature in it.
Wool base with motifs rendered in silk or silky wool or silky cotton.
Heavy (about 6 kg) with very floppy handle.
No flaws seen
Estimated to be from the early-mid 1900s.
142 x 259 cm
LITERATURE EXAMPLE: A similar example may be seen in 'North African Textile' by Spring & Hudson on page 138.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.