Vintage Moroccan Aït Youssi Carpet AY05

An exceptional vintage Moroccan Aït Youssi carpet exhibiting organized bands of stories focused on lozenges as a theme. Multiple translations are executed in varying scales and color palettes, creating a complex yet cohesive message and overall collage-like effect. Partial side borders appear and fade, lending further intrigue to the composition. Woven in poppy red, apricot, salmon, magenta, indigo, mocha, and saffron, 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.12'10" x 6'5" / 3.9m x 1.95m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3" and 3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AY05
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