Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ73

A rather serene Azilal displaying scattered rectangular motifs taking on an agricultural reference. A sense of movement is created through the arrangement of the motifs, with a tighter organization near the top of the carpet, and a looser arrangement near the bottom. Knotted in a palette of turquoise, natural grey, and warm brown on an ivory ground. A fine example constructed in 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.6'5" x 3'7" / 1.95m x 1.09m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Excellent
rug no.AZ73