Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ72

An exceptional Azilal with an overall lozenge network that shifts in bands from moments of consistency to more organic formations. Asymmetrical side borders of black dotted motifs form protection symbolism. Knotted in an unusual palette of faded turquoise, yellow, dark brown, and black on an ivory ground. A fine, lustrous wool pile knotted on a wool 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.6'7" x 4'3" / 2m x 1.29m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ72