These traditional handmade carpets are woven on 100-year-old looms by Michal Lorenčík. They are made from recycled materials and cotton. All the carpets, doormats and bedspreads Michal weaves are custom-made and tailored to customers’ needs. The most common widths are 60 cm, 70 cm and 80 cm and the most common lengths are 70 cm, 120 cm, 150 cm and 200 cm. The patterns are mostly colourful stripes, highlights or shades of one colour.
The table linens are woven on smaller looms mostly from wool or coloured threads. Lengths are tailored to best fit the customers’ needs. Michal has lately been making sets: table linens having the same colour and width, but different lengths, for example place mats, coffee table mats, etc.
About Michal Lorenčík
Michal Lorenčík, born in 1999 in Liptovský Mikuláš, lives and weaves in the village of Kráľova Lehota. He is a disability pensioner. He graduated from a Special Vocational School of J. Alexy in Lipt. Mikuláš in two fields of study. The first is the field of textile production – a weaver and the second one is Housework and domestic services. He passed them both with honours. He works at home on the looms that are over 100 years old. He also has newer looms on which he weaves table linens. Besides waving, he also knits socks and crochets woollen hats. He likes riding a bike, hiking, roller skating and cross-country skiing. He is a highly creative and skilled craftsman with a great taste for mixing colours and he can do it all on his own – from designing a weaving pattern to weaving the final product.The beauty this young man creates is more than admirable.