This is a fabulous vintage rug from the Azilal region, made circa 1980. A palette of pinks emerges as the predominant colour of the loosely woven random checkerboard design, interspersed with various shades of reds, blues, browns, greens and yellows. Loose strands of colourful cotton on each side of this rug add to the beauty of the piece. Occasional random elements of boucherouite (recycled textiles) have been added. This rug would add warmth and vitality to any room of your home.
A work of art! I particularly love the way the weaver has deliberately left strands of cotton loosely flowing out from the sides of this rug. It looks playful and full of life, just inviting you to engage with it in some way. One of my favourites!
2.55 m x 1.50 m / 8' 4" x 4' 11".
These highly creative rugs are handwoven mainly for personal use in the home by women from the Azilal region of Morocco, an area stretching from the High Atlas Mountains all the way to the Middle Atlas. It is widely believed that these rugs remained undiscovered until the 1990s. Azilal rugs are fine examples of tribal art rugs and are often vibrant, playful and eye-catching. They are usually of low to medium pile, spun using fine pure wool, and occasionally have added pieces of material woven in to create texture and effect. Designs and patterns in our range are freeform, wild and random with expressive colour palettes. They will add new life to any room.