Vintage Moroccan Aït Youssi Carpet AY06

This vintage Moroccan Aït Youssi features classic female symbolism in a faded palette of orange, salmon, brick red, yellow, violet, and ivory. A network of filled lozenges in varying scale and stylistic approach overlays the abrashed color field. The carpet is constructed with 100% wool displaying a time worn 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.9'9" x 6'6" / 2.97m x 1.98m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AY06
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