Description & Technical information

An antique Kula, with many repairs
Kula is an Anatolian city at a distance of approx. 50 km from Ghiordes. The craftsmanship in both cities is quite similar, but nevertheless not identical. Kula seems to have a more spontaneous (and may be less sophisticated) way of working.
There are many additional names for Kula rugs according to their patterns; Demirdji (or Kömürcü Kula) with its black backgrounds, Mazarlyk Kula with the cypresses and mortuary house, Cicekli Kula with very tiny flowers (some say flies) in the border.

Date:  Mid 19th century
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Medium: warp and weft: wool, pile: wool
Dimensions: 129.54 x 185.93 cm (51⁰/₁ x 73¹/₅ inches)
Categories: Textiles