Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ63

The vivid palette of this vintage Azilal includes red, cobalt blue, yellow, orange, turquoise, and black on an ivory ground. Vertical bar motifs combine to form a bold graphic pattern. A combination of wool and cotton fibers, typical of many Azilals. A fantastic work of art for the floor or wall.

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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.1990's
dimensions.6'9" x 3'8" / 2.05m x 1.1m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.AZ63