Milano (left) is Kalaty’s latest 100% Silkette collection, while Elements is hand-knotted from a combination of wool and Silkette.
HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corporation announces that the company is introducing Milano, a new Silkette™ area rug collection, and Elements, a new collection made with a combination of premium wool and Silkette™, to its growing line of transitional and modern rug offerings.
Existing Kalaty collections made of 100% Silkette include: Inspira and Nova, which is also available in wool-Silkette & 100% wool. Existing Kalaty collections made of a combination of premium wool and Silkette include: Gramercy, Madison, Nirvana, Origins, Portfolio by Parisa and Nova (also available in 100% Silkette or 100% wool). All of these Silkette and wool-Silkette collections are among the company’s newest and most fashion-forward patterns to date.
“Silkette and wool-Silkette rugs have a unique luster and soft quality about them that makes them outstanding. They are not only beautiful to look at but they are also unusually soft to the touch and soft underfoot,” says Ariel Kalaty, a company spokesperson. “The use of Silkette or a combination of premium wool and Silkette for many of our latest rug collections has helped us to make new inroads into color, design and price opportunities. We are experiencing a great response to all of these collections from our dealers as well as from designers and consumers.”
Silkette™ is the trademarked name that Kalaty uses for a viscose type of fiber made from bamboo, which is also referred to by many as bamboo silk. Silkette has the look and feel of silk but is more readily available and therefore comes with a lower cost that in many cases is passed on to the consumer. Silkette is considered to be a more durable and sustainable alternative to other fibers. The cleaning of rugs made with 100% Silkette or a wool-Silkette combination, like with any fine rugs, is best left to a professional. However, any spills should be attended to quickly by blotting gently with a clean dry towel, clean cloth or paper towel to absorb the spill and allowed to air dry only.
The Kalaty family Oriental rug business originated in the early 1900s in Iran under Mirza Kalaty’s grandfather, and in 1979, Mirza Kalaty established the company in the USA. Today, Mirza Kalaty and his five sons – Ramin, Mike, Farshad, Ariel and Kamran – run the company, which continues to progress through new designs, innovative coloring and finishing, through its commitment to the environment and by providing customers with superior handcrafted products and service. Kalaty operates showrooms in New York City, Atlanta and High Point.
For more information, visit www.kalaty.com.