This extra-long, hand knotted Persian Nain rug was woven in Iran, has full wool piles on a cotton foundation, and is in like new condition. This rug has knots per square inch in excess of 175+ KPSI. Beautiful colors and made with excellent quality. Nice and soft with a gorgeous design. This rug was acquired from a Virginia estate. Clean and ready to be enjoyed.

  • Acquired from a Virginia estate
  • Dimensions:
  • 2ft 7in x 19ft 9in, 34.4lbs (79cm x 602cm, 15.6kg)
  • Medium:
  • Hand Knotted Rug
  • Circa:
  • 2000s
  • Notes:
  • The central Persian town of Nain was renowned as a weaving center of high quality and costly woolen cloth.  When this craft fell into decline around the turn of the century, rug-weavers were imported from Isfahan, and by mid-century the town had established itself as one of the foremost carpet-weaving centers in the world. Nains are hand knotted on a vertical loom with a warp and weft of very fine cotton.  The weft is often passed twice between the rows of knots thus giving this carpet durability.  The pile is normally made of wool and is always very closely cropped. There are varying sizes, but the medium and large-size carpets are most common. In appearance, quality and structure, Nains are very similar to Isfahans, but they tend to contain more bird and animal motifs in their infill decorations and most of their designs are outlined in silk.  The field is decorated with an interlaced pattern of flowering branches or what is often referred to as Shah Abbas designs. The border is traditional, as it is one of a wider central band flanked by two guards, which are sometimes framed by two narrow bands.  All the bands are decorated with a floral motif, often enclosed in cartouches along the main one.  The color scheme is very light with a lot of blue, beige, azure, ivory, red and white. 
  • Condition:
  • Like New

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