Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ50

A lovely time worn Azilal with an overall time faded lozenge network, some punctuated where they join by tufts of red pile. Flat weave construction highlights the minimal pile present in the motif. Portions of the purple wool, bright red mixed fibers, and natural brown wool come in and out of legibility on the ivory wool ground.

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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.11'1" x 4'10" / 3.38m x 1.47m
pile height.Varies
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ50
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