Vintage Moroccan Aït Youssi Carpet AY07

A vintage Aït Youssi carpet feauturing multiple distinct bands of alternating lozenge and checker motifs. Transitions in scale and placement create a rhythmic collage-like effect. Woven in a unique palette of magenta, apricot, dark brown, black, and ivory. 100% wool with a lustrous hand and time faded patina.

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Aït Youssi

Living in the modern tribal territory in the border region between the plateau and Middle Atlas fold, this tribe's colorful carpets have been influenced by the Beni M'Guild. One differentiating feature often found is the continuation of knotting onto the back of the carpet at the selvage. Carpets from the southern region display colors found in Marmoucha works, while those of the middle region combine all the colors and designs from the Middle Atlas. Aït Youssi motifs include the diamond lattice in addition to squares, rectangles, and triangles. Diamond motifs are woven using black parallel lines with triangles or a stepped pattern in between, or minimal lines containing orange or yellow motifs.

tribe.Aït Youssi
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
dimensions.9'11" x 5'7" / 3m x 1.71m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.2"
rug no.AY07
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