Karapinar tulu

Karapinar tulu
from central Turkey
mid 20th century
Size: 191 x 138 cm

List Price: $. 880
Sale Price: $. 660

The term tulu means ‘unshorn’ and is generally applied to these longer piled rugs from central and eastern Anatolia with minimal or no design motifs.
This piece comes from Karapinar in Cappadocia, central Anatolia and its visual impact derives from the subtle variations in tone of the undyed brown wool. Some pieces are knotted using the conventional symmetrical or Turkish knot, others like this use a kind of looped pile.