Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ58

This Azilal displays an irregular meandering lozenge pattern knotted warm natural brown wool an ivory wool ground. The shifting network is divided into sections by horizontal bands, creating multiple stories within one composition. Small tufts of red and yellow cotton randomly dot a few areas. Woven on a wool warp, and finished with flat weave bands on both ends.

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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's
dimensions.12'2" x 4'3" / 3.7m x 1.29m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6" and 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ58