Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ21

An artistic interpretation reminiscent of one of Captain Kirk's latest planetary explorations, woven by a remote weaver who has certainly never watched sci-fi. The vivid palette of this vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet includes fluorescence on an ivory wool ground, with hints of tan and grey woven into the field. Cotton warp and some cotton colored fibers are present, typical of many Azilals. Would make a fantastic work of art for the wall or floor.

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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. 6'6" x 2'8" / 1.98m x .81m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.6"
condition.Very good
rug no.AZ21
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