51577 Vintage Turkish Tulu Rug, 03'10 x 08'02.
Emanating Midcentury Modern style with incredible detail and texture, this hand-knotted vintage Turkish Tulu rug is a captivating vision of woven beauty. Alternating blocks of color combined with the rustic color palette form an all-over checkerboard pattern. While the simplistic square pattern may seem whimsical and random, it is very telling of the rug weaver’s personal experience and life events. Unlike circles, squares have straight lines and represent the structured (natural) order of the world. Squares represent an enclosed space symbolizing a safe abode of permanence and security. Although contemporary and modern design is known for a clean, sleek, and Minimalist appearance, this vintage Tulu rug is far from plain and simple with its alluring composition. Staying true to its Modern Bauhaus style and displaying a hard edge painting style, graphic color block pattern, bold form and colors, this vintage Tulu rug draws inspiration from Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, Piet Mondrian, and Karl Benjamin.
- Rendered in variegated shades of blue, wine, black, gold, and tan with other accent colors.
- Hand-knotted wool.
- Made in Turkey.
- Measures: 03'10 x 08'02.
- Date: 1960s. Mid-20th Century.