Located in the north of Morocco, Ait Yadine is a small Village near Khemisset, is in the Middle Atlas Mountains. This collective of weavers has members, and produces medium to high hand-knots, consistent with the weather and type of wool available in the region.
Number of Weavers: 8
Region: Middle Atlas Mountains
Rug Techniques: Medium To High Hand-Knot
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Medium to High Hand-Knot
There are many varieties of a rug that contains a Medium to High Hand-Knot—Boujad, Azilal, Beni Ourain, Beni M'Rirt, and Marmoucha, to name a few. While they may have similarities, the knot technique varies depending on the region or tribe the rug comes from.
The majority of these rugs come from the Middle Atlas and High Atlas Mountains. The local sheep in these colder climates have a thicker coat to sustain them during the winter months, which impacts the thickness of the wool, and in turn, contributes to the height of the pile.