Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ75

A superb abstract Azilal carpet, with lustrous wool, displays an abstract field of random rod and square motifs. The color palette includes a bright ivory wool ground, with designs created in warm brown, periwinkle blue, turquoise, vibrant fuchsia, bright pink, moss green, yellow, tangerine orange, sky blue and grey. Excellent quality wool with a silky sheen. The pile is a mix of wool and cotton, on a multicolored cotton warp.

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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.

region.High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1990's - 2000's
dimensions.3'9" x 3'7" / 1.1m x 1.09m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
rug no.AZ75
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