Vintage Azilal rugs are some of my favorite to hunt because it's not easy to find rugs from this tribe that are authentically old. Most Azilal rugs on the market these days are new creation, so when I come across an old gem like this, I have to grab it! This one is truly a special treat! She's a massive runner, sized at over 3.5' x 15', which I haven't ever found before in this tribe. And if you look close, within those cream and brown tones, you can see shades of red, yellow, orange, green, and blue woven in there too.
ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS:
Each vintage Moroccan rug is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region specified. This level of craftsmanship can take up to weeks or months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. The patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary with each rug, weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a unique work of art and 2 pieces will never be the same. Often these rugs have been handed down through the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.
COLORS/MATERIALS: warm ivory background (very creamy in tone) w/ dark brown and accents of blue, red, yellow, and green. Handwoven wool with cotton accents.
**PLEASE NOTE: this rug is NOT stark white, but more of a creamy background consistent with natural wool.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approx 30 years old
SIZE: 42-45" x 185" (*Please note: due to the handmade nature, this rug is slightly uneven)
PILE/CONDITION: Medium pile; This rug is overall in good condition, but does have a few slight stains that did not come out during the cleaning. You can see in the last few detail photos.
PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a handmade item, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shape. Please note all vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs.