Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Do you Tulu?



I Love textiles…the older, the more graphic the better.


I recently brought home a small sweet 90 year old Turkish Tulu rug.


That’s almost 700 years…in Dog years.


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Tulu actually means long haired in Turkish…

They were made by mountain nomads


coarsley woven with long goats wool


…often using the natural color.


It is said they were made to be used as mattresses. Oh my back.


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this one above via Yarrow155.com


The one below spotted in Elle Decor…


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Ours is subtle, and could be used as a rug…or a throw on a chair, bed or sofa…


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Not sure where it’s home will be in this casa…


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But I most definitely Tulu…


Do you??

26 comments:

maría cecilia said...

Good morning, jajaja!!! I´m just being inspired at your blog to start my day!!! Thanks for visiting
hugs from Chile

Zelda said...

I love them but ...... sorry to say ..... they smell funy :-)

Melissa said...

OMG. I haven't Tulu-ed yet, but I think I should!!! So, so, so jealous! I love the colors, too. Sadie would feel right at home rubbing her grubby body all over it!

Renée Finberg said...

i do 'tulu'!!!!
but...
i am dying for that little gold chair with the blue and white fabric.

xx

anita said...

tulu is new to me :)))))
and looks like it found a perfect new home with you!

ashley@decorology said...

Hey lady - I haven't stopped by in a while but the blog is looking great! I featured it in a recent post on Decorology. Hope all's well!

becky said...

Definitely. Well, not actually. I have wall-to-wall terrazzo floors here in Florida. In the condo up north, it's wall-to-wall frieze carpeting that I hate. One day, I'm tearing it out...then I can Tulu. :)

I still envy your blue/white stripe vase.

Velvet and Linen said...

i never knew that i tulu, but apparently i do!

xo
Brooke

Karen Deborah said...

I'm afraid my big black dog would eat it.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ha! My BBD (big black dog) was sure it was for HIM! Zelda...Mine smells like those little square caramel's. Odd.

Oooooh Tulu people...Tulu!!

Renae Moore said...

I love your Tulu.....(and your house!). I haven't seen your BBD lately...I am sure he thought the Tulu was for him! xo

Julie Khuu said...

I don't, but I sure as well have to start! Love the shag, love the history, love the artistry, and most DEFINITELY in love with that chevron one...Wow, congrats on such an awesome purchase...Can't wait to see how you style it in the future! Thanks for sharing!

xo-Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

An Urban Cottage said...

Never heard of them but I love the chevron pattern one and the one under the circular staircase. Delicious!

Al said...

Such a lovely blog you have. I am a follower now. Your photos are wonderful. Great posting too.
www.skylarkmanor.com

Ivy Lane said...

oooohhhh..that tulu must feel sooo good on the tooties!!!!! lovely find Linda!

Lila said...

Not yet! I think my children would destroy anything with that awesome longevity! BTW, Rehab Addict is on the DIY Network! Love it!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Stephanie said...

I would most certainly tulu if I could...

somepinkflowers said...

almost 700 year
in Dog years...
whoa, nellie!

:-)

i have never tulu-ed
as we have an open*door policy
here
and
not certain how
successful that would be
in our sandy 'hood
but
Do
Love
Yours!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

i have never "tulu-ed" b4..., but just love yours!

designchic said...

Your Tulu is wonderful...also love the one in Elle decor!! Certain you'll find the perfect spot ~

for the love of a house said...

I want to tulu with you-you!!!!
I spy Ingrid;) she is just beaming with happines! dang... now I'm hungry for CCFrench toast!
happy weekend to you and your tulu!!

xojoan

Blog de Artesanato da Vila do Artesão said...

Tulu invites to put the feet on it. As we say in Brazil: "fofo".

Kisses,

Cris Turek

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

tulu is new to me but they look fabulous - thanks for the introduction. have a great weekend :O)

simpledaisy said...

Oh...I haven't yet!! But I should...I love them:)

Ana Balbinot said...

Hi dear Linda!
Love your tulu!
Have a wonderful weekend

sue@solsticehome said...

hey, tulu lady, so nice hearing from you! i have never tulued..but i may just have to start...love it!

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