Ait Youssi / Beni Mguild Rug

5'6" x 8'1" (168cm x 246cm)
Morocco, Middle Atlas Mountains: Mid-20th Century, or earlier
Knotted pile: wool
A classic rug from the central Middle Atlas, probably by the Ait Youssi or the Beni Mguild. These neighboring tribes are both known with their white ground, medium-sized rugs, but the fineness of the weave, texture and the small-scale diamond lattice design of this example leans more towards the Ait Youssi tradition.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean

Medium, Plain & Simple, Shag