Technical Area

FILATI

SILK
Silk is a fine protein fiber formed by silkworms as construction substance for cocoons and webs. It has been a much prized organic fiber used for weaving.
Silk rugs are an epitome of luxury. Strikingly brilliant Silk fiber provides a deluxe touch and value to the hand made rugs.
NEW ZEALAND WOOL
New Zealand Wool is a very fine wool and comes from New Zealand. It is considered to be the finer product of home décor in rug produce. The peculiar characteristics of the fiber give a firm finish. It has sound absorption qualities and it is a heat absorbent fiber. It is highly sug- gested for soaring traffic areas.
  BAMBOO SILK
Bamboo Silk is a fiber that seems like silk and its peculiarity is the bamboo leaves shape. It is soft and cool to the touch.
Although not as delicate as traditional silk, Bamboo Silk fibers are too delicate to support heavy foot traffic.
VISCOSE
Plant Silk, more commonly known as Viscose, is a natural fiber derived from cellulose and It has a silk-like aesthetic.
The rugs made by pure Plant Silk have a lovely sheen and depending on how the light hits the surface, the colour of the rug appears to change. It is soft to the touch.
LINEN
Linen yarn is a yarn made from flax. Linen rugs are lustrous and can help absorb humidity. It needs lot of tasks and efforts to manufacture it.
Rugs made of linen are valued for their excep- tional coolness and freshness in hot weather.
TENCEL
Used extensively since the 1990s, this plant fibre is produced from cellulose. Strong and breathable, it is used very frequently in both furniture and clothing.
Soft to the touch, with a very fluid draping and a glossy, silky appearance. It is both recyclable and biodegradable, making it a “green” choice.

HAND KNOTTED

The construction technique has been handed down from ancient traditions, making the rug an exclusive work of craftsmanship of great value.
Each rug a unique piece as it is entirely woven by hand.
Two knotting techniques, called Nepalese and Oriental, indicate different finenesses of work.
The Nepalese knotting technique (hand-knotted), with about 60 rows per sample (23×23 cm), is ideal for simple designs.
The Oriental knotting technique (hand-knotted luxury) is finer, with 80/100 rows per sample (23×23 cm), suitable for creating very detailed nuances and designs.

 

HAND TUFTED

A modern technique of hand-made rugs involving the use of an appropriate gun that allows the operator to insert the threads (viscose, wool, Tencel, bamboo silk fibres) on a grid base, following the desired design. The fleece is fixed with a layer of adhesive to a reinforced cotton fabric covering on the bottom of the rug.
Rugs are made with different colours and designs with clear lines, including on different levels of pile.
Our solutions:
1. Hand-tufted. Rugs weighing about 2.5 kg/m2, with simple designs with up to five colours, on one level of pile.
2. Hand-tufted luxury. Rugs weighing about 4 kg/m2 with the possibility of complex designs on several levels of pile, with no limit to the number of colours used.

 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • AZO FREE: no azo dyes and heavy metals are used during the dying process. This certification guarantees that all the colours used are NON-toxic
  • No Child Labour: no child labour is involved during all the processes for the realisation of the rugs.
  • Reach: a EU regulation limiting the levels of specific chemicals in all imported goods.
  • Fireproof certifications: under request

 

CARING OF THE RUG

Each PCR rug is one of a kind, handmade by artisans. Like any other handmade item, it can have minor irregularities or variations (slight differences in size or colour) which are a sign of authenticity and value. Knotted or tufted, the tension of the loom during weaving or the environmental humidity conditions can result in variations of up to 2% in the final measurements of the item. This should be considered physiological and acceptable. Dyeing is also done manually, so the colours of the rug may vary slightly from the sample. General recommendations It is essential to choose the type of rug according to the use that will be made of it, and in accordance with the characteristics of the place for which it was designed. The rug should be placed in dry environments, avoiding basements or outdoor areas. The rug should not be exposed to direct sunlight, which may cause fading. If it is exposed to sunlight, turn the rug often so that fading is regular and therefore avoid the formation of obvious discolouring. Because the fleece has been cut recently, a new rug tends to release excess wool for a few weeks. This phenomenon will decrease with the use of the rug over time.  
  • At delivery After transport, let the rug breathe, allowing it to lie perfectly flat and return to its full beauty.
  • Care A rug is intended to last for many years. Its age increases its value. To protect its original splendour over time, please follow these recommendations:
  • Cleaning Vacuum frequently, on both sides (from the back at least twice a year), using a vacuum cleaner with no rotating brushes that could abrade the yarns. Beating the rug could damage the knots. Vacuum the fringes with care. Refresh the rug using a damp white cloth, and mild soap to restore the shine of its colours. Have it deep cleaned by a specialised cleaner.
  • Do not fold Furniture inevitably causes creases/depressions in the rug. To remove, place a damp cloth on the crease or depression, and press with a hot iron in the direction of the fleece. Attention! The iron must never be in direct contact with the rug.
  • Stains If liquids or other materials are spilled on the rug, remove the stain immediately before it dries. Clean with a damp cloth (and with a small amount of gentle detergent, if necessary), taking care not to soak the rug. For difficult stains, such as grease, ink or other chemicals, we recommend that you have the rug cleaned by a specialised cleaner.