Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ07

This vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet is beautiful in its simplicity, with excellent wool quality and silky sheen. Hand knots are alternated between weft rows creating a linear woven structure. Ivory wool ground with dark brown border and two small moments of Berber motifs. A few non-woolen fibers are present, typical of many Azilals.

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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.1950-1960
dimensions.5'7" x 4'4" / 1.70m x 1.32m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Excellent
rug no.AZ07