Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ02

Brightly colored vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet with irregular lozenge pattern. Playful and dynamic, finished with a cobalt blue arrow point motif. Palette includes red, cobalt, emerald green, light blue, and black on ivory ground. Some non-woolen fibers are present, typical of many Azilals. Note: Small area of fringe loss.

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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.9'4" x 5' / 2.84m x 1.52m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ02
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