Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ81

This small scale Azilal carpet features a painterly hand and composition, with abstracted forms drifting across the field. Faded orange and cobalt blue dominate, with accents in bright yellow, red, fuchsia, green, and brown on an ivory ground. Woven with a combination of wool and mixed fibers, with hints of metallic thread present.

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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.5'1" x 3'6" / 1.55m x 1.07m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ81
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