Tulus were used by Turkish shepherds for sleeping on the ground. The worn placed are where the ground wore away the wool. He also has new Tulus — backing is old but wool is new usually one all over color. Patchwork piece retails for about $3000
July 1985 "Pile and pileless rugs are made by female weavers as it is true also for the Turkomans, if a horizontal, collapsible wooden loom is used. Irregular formats do not disclose an unskillful weaver, but her nomadic way of life: A not yet finished piece was rolled around the warp beams of the disassembled frame when the group moved on to another pasture."