Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ59

An excellent Azilal example exhibiting a broken lozenge network with its own personality and sense of movement. Continual shifts occur throughout the composition, with horizontal bands lending separation between the variations. A neutral palette of ivory and charcoal wool with subtle areas of light gray, 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.1980's
dimensions.10' x 5'11" / 3.04m x 1.8m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.AZ59