Colorful "Rainbow" Mohair Tulu Rug
This vintage handmade rug is called "Flikli" in Turkey which is a word for a "flokati" style shag pile (Tulu) handmade rugs produced for daily use by villagers around Karapinar in Central Anatolia. This particular one is made of tufts of local Angora type goats wool hand-knotted on a wool and cotton foundation. The red is dyed with madder and the blue is dyed with indigo. These vintage "Tulu" rugs are very popular in the design world for their contemporary look, comfort and practicality of usage as a floor covering, wall hanging or sofa throw. They are also considered as objects of collectible folk and textile art as well as being functional and comfortable decorative rugs.