Inventory Number: 1577
Pile: wool and silk
Size: 13'8 x 8'6
Appx. Age: new
The city of Nain has earned a reputation around the world for producing some of the finest hand made rugs. The special feature of Nain rugs is the high percentage of silk that is used in making the rugs. In addition to the high quality of the material itself, the designs and the color combinations that the weaver use in their rugs is simply magnificent.
All Nain rugs are knotted by hand using asymmetrical Persian knots and wool pile on a cotton warp. The rugs are then clipped closely so that the design stands out more sharply in focus.
City of Nain
Nain is a small city located in the center of Iran, just a few kilometers away from the other famous rug producing city of Esfahan. Interestingly, unlike other rug producing cities of Iran, Nain was not historically a rug manufacturing city. Before the 20th century, the city was better known worldwide for manufacturing handmade woolen cloth of high quality.
However, around the beginning of the 20th century when this business started to decline for several different reasons, the authorities began to look towards rug manufacturing. At first, they got their rugs woven by weavers from the nearby city of Esfahan. This is one of the reasons why, when you look at contemporary Nain rugs, you will notice that many of these rugs have several similar design elements as Isfahan rugs.
However, despite these similarities it is not too difficult to distinguish a Nain rug as they do retain their unique color and design characteristics. This is because, once the local tribes within Nain started weaving their own rugs, they incorporated their own personal style into their work, giving it a few distinct features that make these rugs instantly identifiable.
Designs & Colors of Nain rugs .