Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ15

A graphic vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet with zigzag motifs woven in primarily neutral ivory and dark brown wool. Cheerful pops of color are added through bright pink cotton and orange wool tufts knotted on a cotton warp. Finished with vivid multicolored cotton fringe in shades of blue and green. Note some minor dye transfer from orange tint, which does not detract from overall condition.

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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.9'1" x 5' / 2.77m x 1.52m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ15
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