"Shepherd's Tulu" Rug

4'6" x 8'1" (135cm x 243cm)
Turkey, Central Anatolia: Mid-20th Century
Knotted pile: wool
$2,850 (On Hold)
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. The word "tulu" means hairy in Turkish, describing the long and thick pile. Such rugs were originally used as beds, and the simplest ones with no color or adornment are referred to as "shepherd's tulus". This is a particularly nice example of the type with good wool, great patina and real age. The golden hue of the wool is quite unusual.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean