Tribal 3 panel tufted Kilim - Vintage Turkish


Nomadic Malatya Perde Kilim - woven in 3 panels 

Age: 50 yrs

Handspun Mohair wool

Size:1.18 x 2.17m (3.8ft x 7.1ft )

Tulu is the English pronunciation for the Turkish word, "tülü" meaning hairy.Woven by nomads using a technique very similar to "gabbeh" in Iran,and "Beni Ourain" rugs of Morrocco,the weaving is more coarse with mostly "primitive" designs.Tulu carpets have been traditionally woven on ground looms in panels and stitched together. Nomads used tulu rugs as floor coverings, as bed clothes, as blankets or wall hangings during cold winters.

''Filikli" rugs are a special kind of tulu rug with even longer mohair piles consisting of one or several separate panels that are dyed separately and then hand-sewn together. "Filik" denotes the locks of hair on the sides of kid mohair goats. A filikli weave is made up of warp and wefts and of tufting of 20 to 25 centimeter long bundles of kid fiber attached to the warps and wefts with Gordes knots. These bold nomadic rugs are used As wall decorations, bed or sofa covers, and even as prayer rugs. Once seen as primitive these rugs have become popular collectibles and textile art. While some are real eye-catchers because of their bright and shiny colors, other examples are simply left in their natural tones or show basic geometric designs Their weaving is more coarse with mostly had "primitive" designs and used undyed hand-spun wool or few colors. Villagers used tulu rugs as floor coverings, as bed clothes, as blankets or wall hangings during cold winters.


Please note :All our store items are handmade.Our vintage pieces are all preloved and due to the age and/or handmade nature of these items, minor signs of patination,fading, wear, or slightly unsymmetrical lines may be present.These are not considered flaws,they are part of their unique nature and why we love using them in our homes as they add both character and charm.

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  What People Say  

''My kilims arrived yesterday ...and to say I love them would be an understatement !!!!  I absolutely adore them both and am so thrilled.They are so much more stunning in the flesh...the tone and warmth of both simply beautiful and they look perfect in situ. And thank you so much for the cushion covers. Such a treat!


 I just think it’s incredible to think that I’m bringing kilim beauties home to Australia from your onlineshop in Goreme that I visited 3 years ago!! I love it!!  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For it all Ruth. Amazing!

I look forward to the next round. ''  

                  - Pen Thomson, Australia 




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