Rugs from the Azilal province are rare and were almost unknown to the market until the late 1990s. Their wool tends to be finer, producing a lustrous, almost cloth-like covering. They feature simplistic geometric shapes and patterns with dashes of vibrant natural vegan dyes for colour. These Azilal rugs are always on a cream background. Azilal rugs have become a popular, more colourful, alternative to the minimalist and monochrome Beni Ouarain rugs. Similarly, they are increasingly hard to find and are amongst the most highly sought-after Berber tribal rugs.
At Some Moroccan, we always make sure to go to the source to meet with the makers. We pay them whatever price they request, without ever negotiating, as we know the amount of effort put towards achieving these unique art pieces. They usually work on them in a group of two or three, and the actual design comes straight out of their imagination and the state of mind they are at. It is a common thought in Berber territory that the Amazigh artisan has to be in a good mood while making the rug, as it impacts the creativity that transits from her body, to the rug and therefore to the home where this masterpiece may lay. Your home.
This particular rug took 4 weeks to make. No chemicals were used. It has a cream/white base with vibrant colours and indigenous symbols of the Berber tribe.