Vintage Nomadic 'Tulu' style Kilim

Vintage Nomadic 'Tulu' style Kilim


Vintage Konya Tulu Rug - 4 panels

  • Age: 50 yrs
  • Handspun Mohair wool
  • Size:1.62 x 1.59m  (5.3 ft x 5.2ft)
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Tulu is the English pronunciation for the Turkish word, "tülü" meaning hairy.Woven by nomads ,the weaving is more coarse with mostly "primitive" designs.Tulu carpets have been traditionally woven on ground looms in panels and stitched together in Karapinar which is to the east of Konya, Turkey. This region is a half-desert like plain and to the north there are barren mountains where winters are harsh and summers are hot. Villagers 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.  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 .


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.