Vintage Turkish Tulu Runner Rug
This runner is a vintage Turkish Ceki Tulu, sourced from the area of Konya. It is a vintage piece, around 45 years old and is in a very good condition. Hand woven with a high quality soft wool using a technique that involves the pile being looped.
Two narrow panels are hand stitched together in the centre to form one long, narrow runner. Perfectly suited for a corridor or long hallway in the home.
Behind the Tulu carpets lies the rich history of weaving since the Eurasian Palaeolithic era. As the centuries went by these woven items followed the merchants from Central Asia and the victorious Arab invaders all the way to Spain. There they where called Velense, after the city of Valencia. When they where driven out by the Inquisition, the traders moved to the Ottoman Empire where their products were known as Velense, Filikli, Hala for the Kurds or Tulu. The names vary, but this primitive technique of knots and sometimes loops, cut or not, lived on virtually unknown until very recently, where they have become more an more known and are considered works of arts in their own right.