Tulu with Ascending Arches

4'6" x 5'10" (135cm x 175cm)
Turkey, Central Anatolia: Mid-20th Century
Knotted pile: wool
Small, Shag
A beautiful old village rug from Central Turkey, woven in the shaggy "Tulu" style. The design, consisting of ascending stepped arches topped with horn-like shapes, is fairly well-known in the region, both in pile rugs and flat-weaves. It is often assumed to represent the "mihrab," the niche in a prayer rug, but its origins are probably more archaic. The rug is in excellent state of preservation and has excellent quality wool, characteristic of this highland region.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean