Alkazar is a hand tufted rug. The geometric pattern that decorates the rug is created with bouclé stitches executed with flat wool braids which are tufted at the same level as the background. The braids and the background field are dyed in the same colour; the application of two different materials produces the tone-on-tone effect which identify this rug. Only one colour can be chosen.
Alkazar is a unique range of rugs, created with the hand tufting technique. One the pure silk background, the craftsmen knot each thread of wool in the same colour as the silk, producing geometric and floral designs similar to the most refined embroidery.
The brillance and luminescent effect of the pure silk creates an interesting contrast with the opacity of the knotted wool designs. Alkazar rugs are made in one solid colour and are available in various tones and in custom sizes.
Area rugs are entirely hand made with New Zealand wool and royal silk yarns of the highest quality. After the yarn is hand tufted to the rug’s weft, the artisan begins the intricate and highly precise process of cutting and shaping with shears in order to create the complex patterns that are the defining aesthetic feature of these rugs. Precious and long lasting, the Area rugs are available in several hues, also in custom dimensions.
The resistance to light and to the recommended cleaning method, the quality and the density of the yarns guarantee that the designs hold their shape over time and ensure that Area rugs will retain their body and luster over many years. For these reasons, the Area rugs are suited also to high traffic areas. The variety of designs and colours allows for the creation of tailor-made rugs; for special rugs, the Company provides a computer rendering of the rug in reduced scale, to verify the overall chromatic effect and the final result.
Paola Lenti was born in 1958 in Alessandria Italy, where she completed classical studies. She later moved to Milan and graduated from Milan's Polytecnico. In the early eighties she started working as an image coordinator and graphic designer for several events and fashion companies. In 1994 she founded the company, Paola Lenti, located in Italy's leading furniture district Meda, nea... More