Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ01

Vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet with a classic Beni Ouarain motif influence. Brown and multicolored lozenge pattern including blue/green/turquoise. Finished with an arrow motif accentuating the male presence in the rug. Very nice quality wool pile. A few non-woolen fibers are present, typical of many Azilals. Note the multi colored fringe and warp threads including a hint of metallic silver in the backing.

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Azilal

This High Atlas village produces some very colorful carpets from a Berber tribe of the same name. The Azilal tribe shares many patterns and symbols that are similar to its Beni Ouarain cousin, but differ in knot technique. The main difference is in construction, Azilals utilizing a single knot technique, while the Beni Ouarain tribes use a double knot and weave entirely in wool. Azial carpets can be made of a wool pile with various other fibers woven into the backing. This is due in part to limited access of raw wool material and the lack of need for the rugs to provide insulation from the cold.

tribe.Azilal
region.High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1960
dimensions.5' x 4' / 1.52m x 1.22m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.3 1/2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ01