Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ51

This wonderful Azilal has a strong geometric quality, with a field of female triangular motifs carefully organized in rows. The pattern shifts between stippled and solid triangles, divided in sections by horizontal bands. An exceptionally long size, adding to the character of the piece. Dark brown and ivory wool pile knotted 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
dimensions.14'6" x 4'3" / 4.42m x 1.29m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
rug no.AZ51
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