Azilal Moroccan Handwoven Berber Rug
This vintage Moroccan rug is handwoven by Berber women from the area Azilal.
It is handmade with a colourful geometric design on a ivory white wool background.
It is vintage, 1960ies, and in excellent condition.
It is possibly made a wedding dowry rug as there are little henna marks which indicates this.
This azilal Berber rug has a good large size of 145cm wide and 300cm long.
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Azilal Berber rug
This Moroccan Berber rug is handwoven in the area of Azilal.
Azilal is an area in the High Atlas Mountains, known for their white wool rugs with often colourful designs. They resemble traditional Beni Ouarain rugs at first glimpse, yet accents of colour make the azilal rugs stand out from the crowd.
In this case the rug is handwoven with a colourful central geometric network in blue and teal tones on a natural wool background that is slightly ivory in tone (not white!)
Azilal rugs have a fairly low wool pile height and in this case the rug has a loose and flexible handle to it.
This Moroccan azilal rug is handwoven by artisan weavers.
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 rug is handwoven with a large central lozenge network in blue and teals on a ivory white wool background.
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This Moroccan azilal rug is a piece of folk art!
Rug making is a female activity and it forms an integral part of the Berber communities.
Knowledge and skills are passed on from one generation to the next , from mother to daughter. Skills are acquired by observation and practice and require self discipline.
This means that every rag rug is not only a truly unique piece of art but also highly personalised through the weavers choice of colours and motifs.
Size and shape
This Moroccan azilal rug has a large size of 145cm wide and 300cm long.
Traditional Moroccan rugs, like this one, are often relatively narrow compared to length which proves this is a genuine older piece.
If you are in doubt about what size you ideally need, please find here some guidelines to help you make the right decision.
Materials and texture
This Moroccan azilal rug is handwoven with a flexible handle and soft semi low wool pile height.
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This Moroccan azilal rug is handwoven in the 1970ies.
It has a low height pile and is handmade with mixed materials and soft to touch.
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This Moroccan Berber rug has a good weight to it and flexible handle.
Depending on the underfloor you may wish to add an underlay.
“Underlay makes SUCH a difference not only in keeping the rug in place but also in making it feel much nicer to walk on.”
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Maintaining and caring for your rug
This Moroccan Berber rug from azilal is relatively low maintenance and only requires and occasional vacuum clean.
It is best to vacuum it on a lower setting and make sure you also do the reverse now and then as just as much dust accumulates there, as on the front.
Furthermore, it is sensible to give your rug a good shake outside every couple of months.
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 can damage the yarn. Once a carpet gets wet, it is important to dry it out thoroughly afterwards, to prevent the wool from rotting.
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 a small surplus for remote areas.
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 both ways.
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