Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ14

This Azilal has a classic female lozenge network partially contained within male side ladder borders. Woven in ivory and dark brown wool on a multicolor cotton warp of ivory, turquoise, and pale yellow. Brightly colored symbols are embroidered onto the flat weave ends, adding an interesting detail. An excellent size for a runner.

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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
dimensions.12'2" x 3'11" / 3.71m x 1.19m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ14
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