If you want to find the latest trends in carpet, then look no further than Azilal Rugs. They are a one of a kind, unique and handmade rug that are produced right here in Morocco. They are hand woven by Moroccan artisans and then hand knotted to make sure they are durable enough to stand up to the wear and tear of time. They are also perfect for wall decor and can even be hanged up on the walls as well. All Azilal rugs are one of a kind and very collectible.
Made from eco-friendly materials such as wool and cotton by local craftsmen from the region of Azilah, Morocco. Each is unique and one of a kind.
Azilal Rugs come from the steep and craggy Azilal (Moroccan Berber Region) located in the far southern mountains of Beni Hamma, in the north of Morocco.
The rugs made from sheep wool are made by the womenfolk of Morocco’s western province. The wool is sheered after she goats are sheared but before they are mechanically separated from their horns. The wool is then woven and weaved into a fine sheath by the Moroccan artisans to make a fine handmade Moroccan rug. Azilal rugs are sold by the direct purchase method and sometimes by direct order through an online portal.
Most people are familiar with the vertical loom and the vertical reel, but many do not realize that the animal rugs use a different weaving technique. The vertical rags are woven on horizontal looms. The weavers use three looms to weave the rugs. The first two are called the long loom and the short loom. They are set on each side of an opening on the middle of a frame called the middle ring.
There are no special rules for the selection of colors and designs because the variations of the color and the pattern to be created are completely left up to the weaver. The beauty of the weavings are that there is no limit to the number of weaves needed to create a one single knotted line. A single animal rug can contain one thousand three hundred evenly placed weaves. The patterns can be repetitive, complex or simple.
The materials used in production of these fine handcrafted rugs include reed, meadow grass, sisal, jute, cashmere, shag, animal hair, wool, goat’s hair, camel hair and even lizard fur. These materials have been used by the ancient Bedouins of Morocco as a source of income. Today handmade carpets from Morocco are exported to countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany. A quality animal carpet is quite valuable.