"Shepherd's Tulu" Rug

4'6" x 8'3" (135cm x 248cm)
Turkey, Central Anatolia: Mid-20th Century
Wool pile on wool foundation: wool
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Medium, Shag, Plain & Simple
An old tribal rug from Central Turkey in the "tulu" tradition with soft and shaggy pile, woven entirely with un-dyed wool in natural tones. Such rugs were originally used 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