Vintage Turkish Tulu Beige and Black Wool Floor Rug, 5’ x 8’
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This vintage handwoven Anatolian wool floor rug features an abstract, minimalist design with an open oatmeal tan field within a solid black border. The medium wool pile is finished with a natural cotton warp fringe to both ends. This authentic tribal rug makes a bold statement and is a beautiful example of artisan craftsmanship infused with traditional character. The strikingly modern abstract aesthetic pairs well with any style of decor from rustic antique, boho and vintage mid century to contemporary.
Excellent vintage condition with wear consistent with age and use.
5’1” x 7’9” feet / 155 x 236 cm
Rug Type: Anatolian Turkish Tulu
Age: Vintage 50-60 years
Material: Wool, Cotton
Texture: Medium Pile
Country of Origin: Turkey
Turkish Tulu Rugs
Tulu is the English pronunciation for the Turkish word, 'tüylü' meaning hairy. The technique used for weaving is very similar to 'gabbeh' in Iran and 'Beni Ourain' rugs of Morrocco. Tulu carpets have been traditionally woven in Karapinar which is to the east of Konya, Turkey. This region is a half-desert like plain and to the north there are barren mountains where winters are harsh and summers are hot. Villagers used tulu rugs as floor coverings, as bed clothes, as blankets or wall hangings during cold winters. They moved to the mountains in the north with their sheep and goats during the summer to avoid the extreme heat. Tulu rugs were produced for functional purposes rather than commercial. The weaving is more coarse so they can be woven faster at home compared to sophisticated fine rugs that can only be woven from a pattern in workshops. They generally have 'primitive' designs and use undyed hand-spun wool of few colors.
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