"Shepherd's Tulu" Rug

4'3" x 8'5" (128cm x 253cm)
Turkey, Central Anatolia: Mid-20th Century
Knotted pile: wool, angora
Medium, Shag
An old tribal rug from Central Turkey in the "tulu" tradition with soft and shaggy pile, woven entirely with un-dyed wool in natural ivory-cream tones. Such rugs were originally intended as beds. The word "tulu" means hairy in Turkish, describing the long and thick pile. This is a particularly good example of the type with good wool, great patina and real age.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean