Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ22

This vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet has a more restrained and serene spirit, with capsule shapes dispersed quite evenly across the ivory field. All wool pile in a palette of sunny yellow, greens, turquoise, red, and dark brown on a multicolored cotton warp of green, yellow and ivory. A thick band of plain flat weave at one end finishes the piece. Note minor fringe loss.

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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' x 4'3" / 2.74m x 1.3m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5" and 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AZ22
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