Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ03

Extremely fine quality vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet with very dense pile, comparable to a Beni Ouarain in both wool quality and motifs. Female diamond lozenges flanked by branches symbolizing a male protection theme. Natural ivory ground with black wool pattern. 100% wool.

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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.1970
dimensions.9'2" x 5' / 2.80m x 1.52m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
condition.Excellent
rug no.AZ03