I am always a sucker for a great Azilal rug. Meaning "handsome" in Moroccan Arabic, Zwin lives up to his name. The diagonal line pattern feels minimal and modern. He'd make the perfect addition to an entry or other small area.
Azilal rugs are known for their neutral colors, asymmetrical patterns and tribal motifs. The style of the knot and weaving technique is very distinct in the Moroccan rugs. I hand selected this one in February 2020 while in Morocco.
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 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:natural un-dyed wool with brown/natural black sheep wool. Hand woven.
(*Please note: this rug is NOT white, but a natural cream color that is consistent with sheep wool)
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage
SIZE: 42"x90" (not including tassels)
CONDITION: good but has a slight stain on the back (not noticeable from the front)
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. Some holes or wear spots have not been repaired to preserve the character and integrity of the piece.