Although Kula has
been producing fine rugs since the 17th century, its golden age arrived in the
18th century. Kula rugs always attracted general interest because of its
floral and geometrical patterns and soft colors. There is extensive use of stylized
flowers and medallions. Since Kula and Gordes rugs influence each
other so much, it is difficult to differ them from each other.
Today Kula weavers
use the designs of the other areas of Turkey.
Kula Praying Rugs
Kula Praying Rugs are easily
recognized by their long, narrow geometrical niches. The field is spread with small
stylized flowers which are gathered sometimes to form a tree of life. The tree of life is often flanked two ribbon like columns.