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"Sawtooth" Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
"Sawtooth" Tulu rug. An old tribal rug from Central Turkey, woven in the shaggy "Tulu" tradition, featuring a rare design and color palette, creating a strikingly modern effect. Rug ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Goat Hair, Wool

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W 47 in. L 94 in.
Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A vintage Turkish Tulu rug with wide central field of black wool, flanked by multiple cream and brown, naturally occurring, colored wool stripes.
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

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W 77 in. L 53 in.
Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Tulu carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century with yellow, wheat and blue arch's on a cocoa field.
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

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  • Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
W 37 in. L 42 in.
Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Tulu carpet from the mid-20th century. A Tulu with green and ivory zig zag pattern, great for today's contemporary home.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
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  • Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
W 61 in. L 72 in.
Vintage Tribal Turkish Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
This bold two-tone rustic Turkish Tulu scatter rug has a triple arrowhead fcoss pattern with one device substantially squeezed at one end. Stepped drawing looks like a needlepoint. B...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tulu Rug in Blue and Orange
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handwoven vintage Turkish "Tulu" rug with chessboard design in orange and blue colors, made completely of very soft natural lambswool. The contrast between the abrashed, subtle hue...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

"Tulu" Rug with Ascending Arches
Located in New York, NY
"Tulu" rug with ascending arches. A very good example of this type of rug, featuring a unique interpretation of this well-known, archaic design. Rug is densely woven with a luxurious...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage One-of-a-Kind Central Anatolian Tulu Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This one-of-a-kind vintage tulu rug is made of a blend of hand-spun and hand-dyed lamb’s wool and mohair, therefore it is very soft, luscious and feels comfortable under feet. It has...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Tulu Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

One-of-a-Kind Vintage Tulu Rug with Crosses
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This one-of-a-kind vintage tulu rug is made of hand-spun and hand-dyed lamb’s wool, therefore it is very soft, luscious and feels comfortable under your feet. It has an overall desig...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Colorful Vintage Checkered Tulu Rug, Soft Wool Pile
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand knotted Tulu thick piled rug from Konya in Central Turkey. The rug is made of natural undyed lamb’s wool; therefore it is very soft and comfortable. These Minimalist r...
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20th Century Turkish Tulu Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Checkered Black and Bej Tulu Rug, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "long piled") rug from Central Anatolia. 100% soft lustrous lamb’s wool. A true statement piece that can easily be the focal po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

20th Century Red and Black Wool Turkish Tribal Tulu Rug, 1960s
Located in Firenze, IT
Tulu with a background in a beautiful red cochineal, decorated with irregularly shaped polygons in black. Tulu 'are Turkish rugs with a high and irregular pile, with very simple dec...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Tulu Transitional Orange and Black Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey in the 1950s, this vintage midcentury wool rug features a distinguished Tulu checkerboard design with its own rare colorways. Hand knotted in high quality, lu...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Geometric Turkish Tulu Rug in Mocha Colours, 1930's
Located in Milan, IT
Tulu rugs represent one of the earliest forms of nomadic pile weaving, typically knotted with a medium-high pile as they were meant as bedding rugs for the tent. Woven in the Karapin...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tulu Shag Rug Blue Yellow Multicolor Stripe Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Turkey circa 1950-1960, this vintage rug hails from the midcentury Tulu rug family, known for lively, playful shag rug style and textural approa...
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Vintage 1950s Asian Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

20th Century Red Black and Yellow Wool Geometric Turkish Tribal Tulu Rug
Located in Firenze, IT
Tulu 'decorated with multiple toothed element This design has been the subject of various interpretations of scholars and is found in various forms in many borders of classic carpets...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Mid-Century Hand-knotted Wool Tulu Accent Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "long piled") rug from Konya in Central Anatolia. The rug is made of camel wool and natural dyed lamb’s wool featuring a design of lin...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug with Tribal Pattern in Black, Yellow, Red, Blue and Red
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Turkish Tulu rug with stacked box Tribal pattern in yellow, red, blue, rug en-142568, country of origin / type: Turkey / Tulu, circa mid-20th century This vintage Tulu fro...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Mohair Wool Tulu Rug in Green, Red and Blue
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage handmade rug is called "Filikli" in Turkey, a word used for "flokati" style shag pile (Tulu) handmade rugs from the town of Karapinar in Central Anatolia. This particula...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Mohair

Contemporary Turkish Tulu-Inspired Multicolor Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
21st century vintage inspired modern Tulu rug. Woven with 100 % vegetable dyed wool derived from 20th century Turkish Tulu rugs. This piece is a one of a kind and cannot be re-create...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Unusual One of a Kind MidCentury Tulu Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "thick, soft pile") rug from Konya in Central Anatolia, Turkey. These charming small rugs with simple contemporary designs and thick l...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Tulu Rug. One of a Kind. 100% Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted TULU (Turkish word for thick piled) rug from Konya in Central Anatolia, Turkey. These charming small rugs with simple and somewhat contemporary designs with lu...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Tulu Checkerboard Pattern Rug with MCM Bauhaus Cubism Style
Located in Dallas, TX
51577 Vintage Turkish Tulu Checkerboard Pattern Rug with MCM Bauhaus Cubism Style, Shag Hallway Runner. With its nomadic charm and checkered pattern, this Turkish Tulu synthesizes be...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Angora "Mohair" Wool Tulu Rug - Purple and Red Colors
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage handmade rug is called "Flikli" in Turkey which is a word for a "flokati" style shag pile handmade rugs produced for daily use by Nomads in Central Anatolia. This par...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Angora

Colorful Vintage Minimalist Anatolian "Tulu" Rug, All Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted Tulu (high piled) rug from Konya in Central Turkey. The rug is made of lamb’s wool therefore it is very soft and comfortable. Measures: 3.3 x 5.3 Ft. These sm...
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20th Century Turkish Bohemian Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Hand-knotted Wool Tulu Rug from Central Turkey in Bright Colors
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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 features ...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Tulu Caucasian Rugs

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Wool

One of Kind Vintage Tulu Rug, circa 1970
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Vintage hand knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for thick and soft piled wool rugs) rug from Konya in Central Anatolia, Turkey. These charming small rugs with simple designs and long lus...
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20th Century Turkish Bohemian Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Checkered Blue and Yellow Tulu Rug - Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary hand knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "long piled") rug from Central Anatolia. 100% soft lustrous lamb’s wool. A true statement piece that can easily be the focal po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tulu Rug. 100% Natural Undyed Brown, Gray Wool. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "thick piled") rug from Konya in Central Turkey. The rug is made of 100% natural undyed lamb’s wool, therefor it is very soft and comf...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage "Filikli" Tulu Rug Made of Mohair 'Angora Wool', Red and Green Colors
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage rug is called "Filikli" in Turkey which is a word for a "flokati" style long piled handmade rugs produced for daily use by Nomads in Central Anatolia. This particular on...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

4x6 Ft Solid Maroon Red Color Minimalist Vintage "Tulu" Rug, 100% Soft Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (rug with thick pile) from Konya in Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is made of finest local sheep's wool dyed in maroon red color featuring a solid design....
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Hand Knotted One-of-a-Kind Turkish Tulu Wool Rug in Camel and Navy
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This one-of-a-kind vintage hand knotted Central Anatolian rug has a soft and lush pile made entirely of natural hand-spun sheep's wool. It features an all-over design of elegant, lat...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modern Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Rug with Geometric Shapes in Vivid Red
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modern Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Rug with Geometric Shapes in Vivid Red, rug en-142566, country of origin / type: Turkey / Tulu, circa 1950 This vintage Tulu rug from Turkey (ci...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vibrant Vintage Handmade Modern "Tulu" Rug, Soft Cozy Wool Pile
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for thick, soft piled rugs) Rug from Central Turkey. These charming small rugs with contemporary designs and lustrous wool pile were prod...
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20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Soft Wool Tulu Rug, Simple Geometric Design, Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An exquisite brand-new Turkish Tulu rug hand knotted with natural undyed cream and brown wool and indigo dyed blue wool. Soft, thick and comfy pile. A true statement piece that can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tulu Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

5 x 7.3 Ft Checkered Zig Zag Design Mid-Century Tulu Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "thick piled") Rug from Central Anatolia. These charming small rugs with simple designs and lustrous wool pile were produced for dail...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

6.7 x 9.8 Ft Turkish Tulu Rug Made of Natural Goat Wool and Hemp
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This unusual modern handmade rug from Central Anatolia is made of black goat hair and ivory hemp. We can custom produce it in a different size, design and/or color combination if re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Goat Hair, Hemp

4.2x7 Ft Handmade Vintage Shag Pile Tulu Rug in Red and Violet Blue Color
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Measures: Size: 4'2" x 7'1". This vintage handmade rug is called "Filikli" in Turkey which is a word for a "flokati" style shag pile (Tulu) handmade rugs produced for daily use by...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Minimalist Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Angora

Angora Blanket Rug
Located in New York, NY
Angora blanket rug. An old blanket from Eastern Turkey, woven with the fine, soft hair of the indigenous angora goat, better known as mohair. An older example, woven in three narrow ...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Angora

  • Angora Blanket Rug
  • Angora Blanket Rug
  • Angora Blanket Rug
  • Angora Blanket Rug
W 49 in. L 79 in.
3.6 x 5.1 Ft One Of a Kind Mid-Century Modern Geometric Tulu Rug. 100% Wool.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "long piled") rug from Konya in Central Anatolia, Turkey. These charming small rugs with simple contemporary designs and thick lustrou...
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20th Century Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Handwoven Mohair Kilim Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A simple yet beautiful handwoven rug from Eastern Turkey. It is made of soft and lustrous mohair wool sourced from local so called "Angora" goats. This Minimalist rug is loosely wove...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Mohair

  • Handwoven Mohair Kilim Rug
  • Handwoven Mohair Kilim Rug
  • Handwoven Mohair Kilim Rug
  • Handwoven Mohair Kilim Rug
W 50.4 in. L 71.66 in.
Vintage Tribal Geometric Design Rug
Located in Milan, IT
What characterizes this sweet and charming tribal rug is the salt and pepper effect achieved for the background, obtained through the careful miscellany of specific threads of colore...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tribal Abstract Checkerboard Design Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A small tribal rug distinguished by an abstract rendition of the checkerboard pattern. The wonky, naive-like character of the design is typical of the most genuine tribal rugs, which...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tribal Abstract Checkerboard Design Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A small tribal rug distinguished by an abstract rendition of the checkerboard pattern. The wonky, naive-like character of the design is typical of the most genuine tribal rugs, which...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

4.2x6.4 Ft Moroccan Wool Rug in Blue, Black and Cream. Custom Options Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An exquisite brand-new Moroccan rug hand knotted from fine hand-spun sheep's wool with a bold, geometric pattern in beautiful, bright indigo blue and black set against a cream backgr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Tulu Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Angora Blanket Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52838 vintage Turkish Angora Blanket rug with Mid-Century Modern. Warm and inviting combined with its plush texture, this hand knotted wool vintage Turkish angora blanket rug is a ca...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Angora

Angora Pillow Cases Fashioned from a Mid-20th Century Filikli Rug
Located in Istanbul, TR
They do not come with inserts but bags made to the size to accommodate insert materials. Linen in the back Zipper closure 36 x 69 cm / 14.17 x 27.17 in. 36 x 65 cm / 14.17 x 25.5...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Angora

Pillow Cases Made from Anatolian Angora Siirt Blanket, 1960s-1970s
Located in Istanbul, TR
They do not come with inserts. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. Dry cleaning is recommended.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Angora

Mocha-Coloured Tulu Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A highly unusual Tulu woven with natural, undyed mocha brown and ivory wool, resulting in a weaving with a markedly 'Art Deco' flavor. Tulu rugs display a primitive quality that make...
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Vintage 1940s Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

  • Mocha-Coloured Tulu Rug
  • Mocha-Coloured Tulu Rug
  • Mocha-Coloured Tulu Rug
  • Mocha-Coloured Tulu Rug
W 45.28 in. L 72.05 in.
Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Tulu carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
  • Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug
W 33 in. L 54 in.
Mid-Century Modern Tulu Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "long piled") rug from Konya in Central Anatolia, Turkey. These charming small rugs with simple modern designs an...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

  • Mid-Century Modern Tulu Rug
  • Mid-Century Modern Tulu Rug
  • Mid-Century Modern Tulu Rug
  • Mid-Century Modern Tulu Rug
W 44.49 in. L 57.09 in.
Shag Pile Mohair Tulu Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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 Ce...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tulu Caucasian Rugs

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Wool, Mohair

  • Shag Pile Mohair Tulu Rug
  • Shag Pile Mohair Tulu Rug
  • Shag Pile Mohair Tulu Rug
  • Shag Pile Mohair Tulu Rug
W 43.31 in. L 83.86 in.
Shag Pile Filikli Tulu - Flokati Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
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. ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Angora

  • Shag Pile Filikli Tulu - Flokati Rug
  • Shag Pile Filikli Tulu - Flokati Rug
  • Shag Pile Filikli Tulu - Flokati Rug
  • Shag Pile Filikli Tulu - Flokati Rug
W 39.38 in. L 109.06 in.
Abstract and Modern Tulu Striped Rug, Black and White Tones
Located in New York, NY
Black and white stripes at each end run across and are broken by ecru lines in one half of the field. Some bands are heavier, some are thinner and more hesitant. The ivory lines exte...
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2010s Afghan Tulu Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Angora "Tulu" in Emerald and Fuchsia Rug
Located in New York, NY
Angora "Tulu" in emerald and fuchsia rug. A lovely old shaggy rug from West-Central Turkey, knotted with long and loose strands of Angora goat hair (mohair), woven in three narrow pa...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Angora

Small Angora Tulu
Located in New York, NY
A lovely old village rug from central Turkey, woven in the shaggy "Tulu" style, in loop technique, with natural gray-brown angora (mohair) and a little bit of purple-ish blue at the ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Angora

  • Small Angora Tulu
  • Small Angora Tulu
  • Small Angora Tulu
  • Small Angora Tulu
W 35 in. L 50 in.
'Tulu' Rug
Located in New York, NY
'Tulu' rug. Vintage shaggy Turkish tribal rug, woven in loop technique.
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Vintage 1950s Turkish More Carpets

  • 'Tulu' Rug
  • 'Tulu' Rug
  • 'Tulu' Rug
  • 'Tulu' Rug
W 51 in. L 85 in.
Mid-20th Century Wool Tulu Rug from Central Anatolia, Turkey
Located in Istanbul, TR
Mid-20th century wool Tulu rug from Central Anatolia, Turkey. An example with lots of pile.  
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Tulu Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Turkish Tulu Filiki Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Turkish Filiki rug.
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21st Century and Contemporary Organic Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Cotton, Foam, Wool

Unusual Tulu Rug Made of Natural Undyed Wool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage hand-knotted "Tulu" (Turkish word for "thick piled") rug from Konya in Central Turkey. The rug is made of 100% natural undyed lamb’s wool, therefor it is very soft and comf...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tribal Turkish Rugs

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Wool

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Tulu Rug Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the tulu rug black you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and angora, every tulu rug black was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a tulu rug black, we have 76 options in-stock, while there are 6 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer tulu rug black, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A tulu rug black, designed in the Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a Tulu Rug Black?

A tulu rug black can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,063, while the lowest priced sells for $195 and the highest can go for as much as $15,000.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.