Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ36

A very colorful vintage Azilal carpet with a sprawling lozenge pattern segmented with horizontal bands across the field. Male symbolism including variations of a bar motif and a loose checkerboard frame the network. Knotted in ivory wool with pattern in red, cobalt blue, sea green, yellow, and dark brown in a combination of wool and cotton. Finished with flat weave bands at both ends.

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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.8'11" x 4'5" / 2.72m x 1.35m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
rug no.AZ36
rug no.SOLD