Azilal Moroccan Berber Rug Handwoven
This is a handwoven Moroccan Berber rug from Azilal. It has a simple geometric design charcoal brown on a natural white wool background.
What makes this rug so special is the orange motifs on the top end of the rug. They are softly faded and show an accent in orange.
Its pile of wool is soft to touch and has a low and short pile height.
This azilal Berber rug is handmade with 100% wool. It is vintage and in excellent condition.
It has a large size of 205cm wide and 280cm long without fringes and 290cm including fringes.
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Azilal – Artisan Berber rug
Typical for the azilal are is that the rugs are often handwoven with a touch colour. In this case the rug has a row of soft orange coloured motifs on the top end.
Compared to Beni ouarain rugs, Azilal rugs often have a shorter pile height and a slightly more elaborate design. In this case the rug has an overall diamond pattern in charcoal brown and free flow design.
This Moroccan Azilal rug has a large size of 204x290cm, including fringes, and would work well as a living room rug.
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Craftswomen from Azilal
Rug making is a female activity and it forms an integral part of the Berber communities. Knowledge and skills are passed from one generation to the next , foremother to daughter. Skills are acquired by observation and practice and require self discipline.
Typical for handmade rugs is that they do not necessarily have perfect symmetrical designs. They have imperfections in design and this is also part of the charm of handwoven rugs and what makes every rug unique.
In this case the azilal rug has a free flow diamond design in charcoal brown on a natural white wool background. Its orange motifs one end make it stand out and adds a hint of colour.
Tribal rugs from Azilal are made by heart, without any drawing or cartoon to follow. This means the weaver has the freedom to invent the rug while weaving and be the artist of her own creation, instead of ‘simply’ executing a specific drawing or cartoon.
The design scheme of Azilal shows the traditional simple geometric Berber motifs often in a well balanced, regular semi symmetrical grid composition. Natural white wool is being used with most often a dark design with a hint of colour in its motifs.
In line with the tradition, the Berber rugs use the Berber knot which is tied in a very specific way to give the rug a flexible handle. This was most compatible with their travelling lifestyle as this makes the rug easy to pack onto an animal and more lightweight than using a Turkish knot.
Looking after your rug
It is sensible to give your rug a good shake outside every couple of months and hoover it regularly.
If your rug starts to look a little flat, a suitable tip is to vacuum it on the opposite direction of the pile, to help give it some life again.
Every four or five times you hoover your rug, make sure the reverse is also vacuumed because just as much dust an accumulate there, as on the front.
The quicker you deal with spills, the less chance there is of it staining. the effective way to treat a spill, for example red wine, is to apply water to begin with to dilute the stain, followed by mopping it with a kitchen towel straight away.
Start from the outside of the stain and work inwards to limit the affected area, but do not rub the stain as this wcan damage the yarn. Once a carpet gets wet, it is important to dry it out thoroughly afterwards, to prevent the wool from rotting. Use a hairdryer, radiator or underfloor heating to dry it thoroughly.
Don’t use any bleach or chemical treatments as they might take the stain out, but leave a white stain instead. When in doubt, professional carpet cleaning will always remain the best choice. If you need advice on this, pleased get in touch.
Delivery and returns
Your online order will be dispatched with UPS within 5 working days. Worldwide shipping is available with no extra charges to EU after Brexit. You will receive a tracking number once your rug is on its way with a link to track your order.
If you are unhappy about your purchase, for whatever reason, you can return your item within 2 days of receiving your order for a full refund, minus postage costs.
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