Persian Nain Carpet – Fine Silk and WoolRug #2610
Persian Nain Carpet – Fine Silk and Wool
Persian Nain carpet handwoven in Iran from fine silk and wool. Dome design, transliterated from Farsi as Gonbad.
The city of Nain and the suberb of Tudeshk is a relatively recently established centre for the production of decorative furnishing carpets and rugs with designs predominantly based on 17th Century Classical Persian designs. Carpet production became established here in the 1930’s and rapidly became a significant centre for the production of exceptional decorative carpets and rugs, partly due to the close proximity to Esfahan, an historically important centre for the production of technically fine and highly decorative rugs with a tradition of carpet making dating back to the 16th Century. It is inevitable that much of Nain pattern repertoire would be hugely influenced by established Esfahan workmanship, and traditional Classical iconography. The technical fineness of much of Nain workmanship is comparable to the finest technical finesse as seen in any other significant centre of Persian urban carpet production. A good deal of emphasis is placed upon the colour palette which is distinctive to Nain carpets. Shades of red, blue and beige and ivory are primarily present, and ivory silk is frequently used as a ‘highlighting’ material to enhance the visual appearance of their rugs and carpets. Central medallion formats are a major part of their design repertoire, though all over repeat patterns are also prevalent. Nain is generally accepted as a leading centre in Iran for the weaving of technically fine, highly decorative rugs and carpets.
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