Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ71

With a vivid oversized and distorted lozenge pattern, this vintage Azilal carpet exhibits a strong visual message. Knotted in dark brown, bright lime green, and orange on an ivory ground. Wool and cotton pile 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.5'11" x 3'9" / 1.8m x 1.14m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ71
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Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ71