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Nain Rugs

What Are Nain Rugs?

Nain rugs are a type of Persian rug woven in the central region of Iran. They are similar in design to Isfahan rugs although it was not until the 1930's that Nains began to be made.

Design of Nain Rugs

A common design includes a large central medallion surrounded by detailed, curvilinear arabesques and floral motifs. They are known for their abstract designs that are meant to represent flowers, butterflies, and small birds.

Colors & Materials Used In Nains

They typically feature soft color schemes of beige, ivory and blue. They are woven with high quality materials including wool or silk woven on a cotton or silk foundation. If wool is used for the pile, silk may be used to highlight certain aspects of the design. The foundation of Persian Nains is usually cotton. Persian knots are used in Nains and the knot count is relatively high.

Nain Rug

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