"Contemplation," Rare Tulu Rug

4'4" x 10'6" (132cm x 320cm)
Turkey, Central Anatolia: Early 20th Century
Wool pile on wool/cotton foundation: wool
An empty field enclosed by a border, or a couple of borders in this case, is a fairly common style in "Tulu" style weaving. This is a particularly dramatic one with its unusual color palette and larger than usual proportions, carrying many easy modern art references.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean

This rug has a very soft structure, which is characteristic of the type. It is best suited for low traffic.
Wide & Long, Plain & Simple, Shag