- Tulus


Tulus (filikli) were woven as sleeping rugs, and come from the villages near Konya in west central Turkey. They are woven with a kilim base made from sheeps wool with strands of mohair (hair from Angora goats) knotted into the base. They are an unique type of weaving, neither being totally flat weave or totally knotted, but a mixture of the two. These examples below were woven c. 1960, yet have very modernistic designs, the red, blue and white tulu features a scorpion motif, which, according to Anatolian folklore guards against that creature. It is also said that Tulus were used with the 'face' of the rug on the floor, not only providing extra comfort and warmth, but the main reason being that no insects would enter the maze of the long strands of mohair. Mohair is extremely soft and very lustrous which adds a luxurious feel to these rugs. It is also no surprise that these rugs should come from Turkey, as the origin of the Angora goat was from the Ankara region. There is some new production of Tulus, but they are mainly self coloured, dyed as well as natural wool colour, and there are also older Tulus which do not have the long strands of mohair.






Tulu ref. 400MZ001 SOLD

Tulu ref. 400MZ003 Euros SOLD

Tulu ref. 400MZ004 Euros 240

Tulu ref. 400MZ005 Euros 295


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