Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ06

Black Berber symbolism on ivory ground, this vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet narrates the story of the life rituals of a Berber woman. Notice the unusual vibrating heart at the top. Note: a few small areas of missing pile where knots were not inserted by weaver. 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.1960
dimensions.6'2" x 3'5" / 1.87m x 1.04m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Good
rug no.AZ06