Nain


The Nain belongs to the most famous Persian carpets with knot numbers reaching more than 1.000.000 knots per square meter. Three quality levels exist: 4La, 6La and 9La. The smaller the number, the finer and more expensive the carpet. In very special cases, silk is incorporated as a material. A classical Nain comes in the colors of blue and beige.

Nain carpets belong to the most famous Persian carpets. Nains are knotted in the houses of the weavers in the same-named city. These very fine carpets partially possess knot densities with more than 1.000.000 knots per square meter. They are categorized in three different quality levels, which are 4La, 6La and 9La. “La” translates into layer and measures the number of single twines that form the warp thread. The smaller the number, the thinner the warp threads and therefore the finer the carpet. Thus, the most precious level is 4La. The warp can consist of wool or cotton, and wool for the weft. In the case of particularly high value Nains, silk is utilized for weft, warp and pile, too. The carpets are knotted with an asymmetrical knot (Persian knot). The classical color scheme of a Nain is beige and blue, in some rare cases red or green is used instead of blue. Typical for a Nain is a centrally placed medallion surrounded by flowers and arabesque patterns.

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