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Tulu is derived from the Turkish word "tüylü", which means something like "hairy". The technique used for weaving is very similar to "Gabbeh" from Iran, "Beni Ourain" from Morocco and "Rijy" from Finland. All carpets were made for functional rather than commercial purposes and in mountainous areas, so they all have a thick pile to protect against the cold. Their weave is coarser so they could be woven quickly at home.
Tulu carpets are traditionally woven in Karapinar in Eastern Konya in Turkey. This region is a semi-desert, and in the North there are barren mountains with harsh winters and hot summers. The villagers used Tulu carpets in cold winters as flooring, bedding, blankets or wall hangings. In the summer they moved with their sheep and goats to the mountains in the North to avoid the extreme heat.
This carpet is a special Tulu carpet, completely colored in strong purple.
Dimensions: 235 cm x 114 cm
Nice to know: unique
Vacuum cleaning your carpet or rug on a regular basis is important. Since the fibres are woven in a tight interlock, dirt, grit and debris tend to settle on the base of the carpet. Make sure to use the suction attachment and not the beater brush, since it can damage the carpet pile and the fringe of the carpet.
In case of spills, do not use any cleaning agents. Use a clean cloth and water to dab off the spill instantly. Blot off as much liquid as you can before it sets into the carpet or rug.
Carpets and pets don't mix. Animal urine can damage carpets and rugs. You are left with problems like odour, discolouration of the dyes. Use warm water and vinegar combination to deal with the problem.
Keep your carpet or rug away from direct sunlight and rotate them periodically to minimise wear and tear.
Get your carpets cleaned by professionals once in a while to retain its delicate structure. Dry cleaning is the best option for hand woven carpets.
All products are original, unique and handmade. No two items are exactly alike, and as a result, there may be discrepancies in color, size, and condition.