Persian Nain Carpet – Square – Extra-Large

Rug #5219
Size: 500 x 500 cm / 16.4 x 16.4 ft
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Persian Nain Square Extra-Large Carpet – Fine Silk and Wool

The city of Nain is a relatively recently established centre for the production of decorative furnishing carpets 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. Due to the close proximity to Isfahan, an historically important centre for the production of technically fine and highly decorative rugs with a tradition dating back to the 16th Century, it would be inevitable that much of Nain pattern repertoire would be hugely influenced by the outstanding Isfahan workmanship, and traditional 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 blue and beige with green and red detailing are often present ivory, and ivory silk is frequently used as a ‘highlighting’ material to enhance the visual appearance of their carpets. Central medallion formats are a major part of their design repertoire, though all over repeat patterns are also prevalent.



Persian Nain square extra-large carpet handwoven from silk and wool in Iran. Very fine and rare.

For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.