Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZR03

This lively Azilal runner features vertical chains of lozenges, open and closed V-formations, zig zags, and other abstracted Berber motifs. Woven in a combination of fibers, resulting in the vibrancy of some colors (bright red, turquoise, and sky blue cotton) and other more muted tones (apricot, light orange and celadon green 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.9'10" X 3'3" / 2.99m x .99m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZR03