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Nain Oriental Rugs and Carpets


nain rugs and carpets are made in Nain, Iran.  Among Persian rugs, Nain's are perhaps the more technical weavings made today.  The way in which Nain rugs are graded is on a Laa scale, which literally translates and refers to "layers" or ply of each warp the rug is woven upon. 

Nain rugs and carpets are perhaps some of the more recognizable weavings produced today.  The coloring is very fresh and clean, as Nain is one of the few cities which uses white wool as a predominant color used in weaving.  They are often easily identified by their heavy use of navy blue (often a field color), white (often a field color), cream, and some reds.  While Nain "design" rugs are made in many different colors, most of the true Nains, or ones which are not from outlying cities, are consistently of a higher quality of 225 kpsi or greater.  Interestingly enough, despite the higher quality, it's very unusual for a Nain rug or carpet to feature more than 8 different colors total. 

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Nain, Iran is located in central Iran

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The majority of Nain rugs come in smaller sizes of 7'x10' or less.  More often than not, Nain rugs feature a center medallion, although may also be found with allover patterns less frequently. 

Nain rugs and carpets often implement the use of silk, or artificial silk highlights to accentuate the colors and character of the rug.  The wool used is often of a very high grade, sometimes even a Qurk or Kurk wool, which is a choice quality.  Nains are often woven on cotton or silk foundation, usually very thinly sheered, and those of higher quality have a very dense handle.  There are also some well known workshops who sign their production of Nain carpets, however counterfeit signatures woven into one end of the rug is not unusual.

One or more example(s) photographed above courtesy Dilmaghani & Co. from the inventory of their NY oriental rug Warehouse Outlet or NY showroom of Oriental Rugs 

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February 13. 2009 05:21

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[quote]The majority of Nain rugs come in smaller sizes of 7'x10' or less.[/quote] - Surprise!

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February 15. 2009 17:54


Well, this one got away from the "norm"


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