Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ88

A small painterly Azilal example composed with a combination of distorted lozenges floating over an abstracted field of checker motifs. Knotted in a vibrant pattern of bright red, yellow, electric blue, turquoise, black and ivory. Woven in a combination of wool and cotton pile on a 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.1980's - 1990's
dimensions.5'6" x 4'6" / 1.68m x 1.37m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ88
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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ88