Vintage Moroccan Aït Youssi Carpet AY03

This rather intricate vintage Moroccan carpet features an overall stepped lozenge structure interspersed with triangular motifs. Woven with a precise hand in poppy and salmon red, ivory, and black, the motifs take on an almost pixellated appearance with highlights and lowlights. 100% wool.

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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.10'6" x 5'10" / 3.2m x 1.76m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AY03
rug no.Inquire