Nain or Naeen hand knotted area rugs are supreme quality rugs hand knotted in and around the city of Nain, in the Province of Isfahan in central Persia. Nain Rugs are known for their very formal appearance, they are often dominated with baby blue, navy, and beige, and burgundy. Nain rugs are best choice for a formal living room, dining room, bedroom and entrance. Nain runners would make a very nice selection for hallways or staircases.
Among the finest carpets in the world, if not the finest, the Nain name alone sells this rug. These marvelous rugs are produced in the city of Nain and the surrounding area, which is located in central Iran about 60 miles east of the enchanted city of Isfahan. A favorite of many Persian rug admirers, the Nains have precise delicacy and utmost beauty. These rugs mainly use a perfect ratio of silk and wool to produce a floor piece that will astonish spectators and create amazement around the world.
History of Nain Rugs
Although Nain is not a very old rug-weaving city, it is well established and among the most valued carpet producing centers in Iran. It has adapted most of its skills from the very ancient and neighboring city of Isfahan, which also produces a very exquisite rug. Customs and traditions here have changed very little in the past century. For many generations, the people of Nain produced a superior quality of handmade woolen cloth used to make traditional religious and secular garments and fine wool cloaks until just prior to WWII in the 1930s. After the war, Iranians began to adopt western clothing styles and the market for the fabrics produced in Nain dwindled. Thus the highly developed knowledge and skills of Nain's fabric industry were transferred over to the making of handmade carpets. Nain's reputation for the finest quality weaving was once again established in modern times.
Construction of Nain Rugs
Nains are magnificently hand-woven by talented master weavers who may take several years to complete a single rug. Though very similar in appearance to Isfahan rugs, they are easily identifiable and singled out because of their distinctive color scheme and smooth, closely clipped pile. Nains usually feature an overall arabesque and curvilinear floral pattern of blues, greens and whites against a warm beige or ivory background. Over 300 to 500 knots per square inch are not uncommon in Nains. Excellent grades of wool and silk are used exclusively on a foundation of fine cotton or silk. The Nain rug is a precious treasure that will always bring elegance to any room and its beauty will forever remain priceless.