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MOROCCAN & TULU RUGS

Moroccan and Tulu rugs are lush, soft, luxurious shaggy rugs handmade from wool. Moroccan rugs were originally made by the berber people of the Atlas Mountains in Northern Africa. Quite the favorite of the interior design world today, these fascinating rugs  are characterized by modern-looking, primitive designs. When they come in neutral tones of sheeps’ wool, they are in cream, brown and gray or a mixture of these. And when they come in color, their lush texture makes those colors sing and either way, they are never less than impressive and striking in their soft splendor.

Tulu rugs have a similar look to Moroccan rugs with their thick wool pile and coarse weaving, except that they are Turkish by origin. Traditionally, they were made in Konya in Central Anatolia and they feature modern looking, geometric, primitive designs. They were made to be used as floor or bed coverings, blankets as well as wall hangings that functioned as insulators against the cold.

We have been producing moroccan and tulu rugs for a decade using the same traditional techniques and same natural, organic materials. 

We source our wool locally from the Aksaray region. The wool we use to weave Moroccan and Tulu rugs  is dubbed ‘the first cut’ which refers to the thick, soft, luxurious, luminous, lanolin-rich top layer of a sheep’s wool’s growth. It comes in natural colors of cream, dark brown and slightly brownish gray. We mix and match these various neutral colors when necessary to achieve secondary colors such as latte, sand, taupe, fawn etc.

This top quality wool is then hand-spun just as it used to be centuries ago. Hand-spun wool takes longer to make, but it also lasts much longer and maintains its color for a very long time/indefinitely. It is purely natural and organic. We also dye some of our wool using textile dyes or organic vegetable dyes based on the design of a moroccan or tulu rug to be woven.

Our customers can choose a design from our portfolio, which is often, or they can come to us with any design of their own.  Either way, we are confident of the precision of what we will produce and always open to any weaving challenges. 

Once we get an order and a design for a moroccan or tulu rug from a customer, our team of weavers in Güzelyurt starts to weave it using the method of Turkish/ghiordes knot, which is a strong, symmetrical knot that makes for a consistent pile and is used in thicker carpets. 

Weaving usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks depending on the size of the rug and it is well worth the wait. Because what is produced in the end is a rug with the softest, most luxurious texture that simply relaxes and invigorates you the moment your feet or hands touch it.

The freshly woven rug is gently sheared to get rid of any excess wool. It is then heavy-washed and laid out to dry in the sun. When the rug is completely dry, it is stretched for a few days to reverse any minor shrinking that may happen after the wash due to the nature of wool. After the stretching, selvedges are fixed.

Stock Number: T9
A contemporary hand knotted Moroccan rug inspired by the Berber culture in the Atlas mountains, with soft velvety pile, made of hand-spun natural lambswool. It has an overall lattice design changing in size and look from large and billowing at the top to the small and squeezed at the bottom, in blue..
$2,800.05
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Stock Number: KEF81
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (shag piled) rug from Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is made of finest natural undyed sheep wool.These charming and somewhat Primitive small rugs with long lustrous wool pile were produced for daily use by nomads in Central Anatolia until third quarter 20th century. Tod..
$177.14
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Stock Number: KEF61
This lively handwoven rug was produced by Kurdish villagers in Central Turkey for daily use in third quarter of the 20th century.These splendid vintage weavings were used in various ways such as wall-hangings, bedding covers, tent dividers, curtains, floor coverings in tents and village houses and..
$756.59
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Stock Number: FD3
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 Nomads in Central Anatolia.This particular one is made of tufts of local Angora type goats` wool hand-knotted on a woolen Kilim.These vintage "Tul..
$510.84
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Stock Number: KEF35
An archaic and unique antique hand-knotted rug produced by the nomads in Central Anatolia by the turn of the century for their daily use rather than re-sale purpose. Lustrous wool pile on cotton foundation and well preserved original condition...
$387.00
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Stock Number: G242
A one of kind antique "Tulu" rug from Central Turkey with a primitive design and lustrous wool pile. These rare small rugs were produced for daily use by nomads and villagers in Konya region of Central Anatolia until 1970s. Today they are considered collectible as well as being highly decorative as ..
$526.00
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Stock Number: KEF122
A simple yet beautiful handwoven rug from Eastern Turkey that is made of soft and lustrous mohair wool sourced from local so called "Angora" goats. This minimalist rug is loosely woven and very soft so it can be used as a blanket, a bed cover, sofa throw or wall hanging as well as a rug on the floo..
$449.05
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Stock Number: DT2
A modern handmade Moroccan rug, made of natural undyed ivory and brown wool. Available as it is or made to measure in any size requested...
$2,158.06
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Stock Number: TD57-01
A new handmade Berber rug made of natural un-dyed sheep wool. The design is based on the Berber culture coming from Moroccan Symbolism.The rug is available as seen or if requested, it can be custom produced in a different size, color combination and design. Custom options available..
$870.79
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Stock Number: T101
A new handmade Berber rug made of natural un-dyed sheep wool. The design is based on the Berber culture coming from Moroccan Symbolism.The rug is available as seen or if requested, it can be custom produced in a different size, color combination and design. Custom options available...
$1,606.59
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Stock Number: TD51-01
A new handmade Berber rug made of natural un-dyed sheep wool. The design is based on the Berber culture coming from Moroccan Symbolism.The rug is available as seen or if requested, it can be custom produced in a different size, color combination and design...
$808.06
Ex Tax:$808.06
Stock Number: TD51-02
A new handmade Berber rug made of natural un-dyed sheep wool. The design is based on the Berber culture coming from Moroccan Symbolism.The rug is available as seen or if requested, it can be custom produced in a different size, color combination and design...
$808.06
Ex Tax:$808.06
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