Exceptional Azilal Berber Moroccan Rug

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An old Moroccan Berber rug from the Azilal province in the Central High Atlas Mountains. Generous proportions and high density weave for this type.

This part of Morocco remains a prolific center of weaving to this day, with many local weavers still creating rugs for family use. The history of weaving in the region remains a mystery, as Azilal rugs were largely ignored in even the most comprehensive studies on Moroccan rugs until the end of the 20th century. The use of commercial wool and cotton in bright colors is common in more recent years, whereas rugs with a neutral palette, like this example, woven with hand-spun, local wool, are assigned earlier dates.

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Tribal
  • Place of Origin
    Morocco
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 20th Century
    Dimensions
    5 ft. 4 in. W x 9 ft. 9 in. L
    163 cm W x 297 cm L
  • Dealer Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU85626466143
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