The meaning of the term Tulu in Turkish is long haired. These are rugs woven on the Konya area with a very coarse weave but extremely long pile. The main use of these items was as sleeping mattress. The wool used in these rugs was exceptionally shiny and with the length combination of the pile these rugs look exceptionally lustrous. There are court examples of such rugs. Recently there are many new Tulu rugs available in the Turkish market.