Vintage Moroccan Aït Youssi Carpet AY04

This saturated Aït Youssi features bands of lozenge motifs, shifting from loose meandering chains to a tightly organized structure, then to a more erratic network. Larger scale partial lozenges at one end intermingle with primitively drawn human forms. Scarlet red dominates the field with accents in ivory, black, and lavender. Male zig zag protective symbols frame both selvedges. 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' x 6'8" / 3.05m x 2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3" and 1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AY04
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