This treasure is a rare example of the woven mastery of the Ait Yacoub Jewish culture. Of particular note is the Star of David pattern which is difficult to see but was clearly pointed out to us by our rug merchant in Meknes. What you see upon first look are the black and white shield shapes. Look at the yellow behind those shapes and you will discover the Jewish star symbol. The age "guesstimate" for this runner is mid- 20th century. Subdued, neutral palette of black, deep grey (wool) and pale yellow (saffron).
SIZE: 2'4" x 10'3"
MATERIALS: Wool, cotton, cactus silk
CONDITION: Good; Well loved with light soiling and condition issues to be typically expected in a rug of this age.