Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ19

With lozenge chains of intense turquoise, watermelon red, and black, this vintage Moroccan carpet is a great combination of Azilal and Talsint influence, perhaps resulting from a marriage between members of both tribes. Knotted in ivory wool with tinted cotton fibers and warp threads, typical of many Azilals. Note small area of repair on one end, which does not detract from overall condition.

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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.7'10" x 4'2" / 2.39m x 1.27m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ19