Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ67

A field of dashed bar and rod motifs organized in horizontal bands lends a modern feel to this vintage Azilal. The composition shifts from a quiet palette of natural brown and ivory with moments of faded red, apricot, and celadon green wool to a vibrant palette of bright orange, red, fuchsia, cobalt blue, and emerald green cotton. Woven in wool and cotton pile on a cotton warp.

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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.7'7" x 4'6" / 2.31m x 1.37m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ67
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