Vintage One-of-a-Kind Tulu Rug with Ram’s Horn Design
A vintage hand knotted Tulu (thick piled) rug from Konya in Central Turkey. The rug is made of hand-spun lamb’s wool, is very soft and feels comfortable under your feet. It has a lively color palette of deep ruby red, grass green and french rose pink and features a bold design of linked ram's horn motifs representing strength and perseverance with a fun, energetic border of diagonal stripes. These simple yet charming small rugs with lustrous wool pile were produced for daily use by nomads and villagers in Konya region of Central Anatolia until the 1970s. Today they are considered collectible. As well as being highly decorative floor coverings, each of them is one-of-a-kind and represents a diminishing form of textile and tribal art.