Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ09

This vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet has a very abstract composition, possibly indicating a Talsint influence. Wonderful multi-colored warp threads and fringe. Varied pile height further accentuates the artisanal quality of this piece. Could easily double as a modern work of art for a wall. Note: small areas of missing pile where knots were not inserted by weaver. Some areas where 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.1980
dimensions.6' x 3'10" / 1.82m x 1.16m
pile height.Varies
fringe length.4"
condition.Good
rug no.AZ09