Nain

The city of Nain is located in the centre of Iran, in close proximity to Isfahan. Today Nain carpets are considered to be amongst the finest examples of refined Persian craftsmanship with many stunning carpets boasting a knot density of one million knots per square metre and more.

Carpet production did not begin until the 1930’s however and Nain was until this time known for its production of high quality handmade woolen fabrics. With the decline of this business, many weavers from Isfahan were imported and thus began the flourishing production of Nain carpets. As a result of this delay, to this day Nain carpets remain among the least exported carpets and are highly prized and sought after among collectors worldwide. 

Nain carpets are made with superior wool and weavers often use silk to highlight and accentuate floral details and animals, mostly birds in the pile. The more refined Nain carpets are made entirely of silk with a silk warp, known as Nain 4 La carpets, they are prized collector’s gems bearing much similarity to Isfahan carpets.

Traditional Nain carpets have a central medallion decorated with stunningly beautiful arabesques and floral motifs. The carpets are characteristically found in a combination of beautifully muted ivory cream and navy blue, but also come in burgundy red, light blue and sometimes even in emerald green.

The quality of a Nain carpet is determined by the number of ”La” in the carpet - la is the Farsi word for layer. Carpets are either 4La, 6La, 9La or 12La which refers to the number of layers of threads in each warp thread. If you unravel a single fringe strand in a Nain carpet and count the number of threads that it is made of, you will know what kind of Nain carpet it is.

The lower the La, the finer and higher knot density the carpet has.  A Nain 9 La has approximately 400,000-500,000 knots per square metre, a Nain 6 La has 3 threads in each fringe strand with a knot density of around 850,000 – 1,000,000 knots and the exclusive Nain 4 La has 2 threads per strand and a knot density of 1,000,000 up to 1,300,000 knots per square metre.

Today the carpets produced in the city of Nain are mainly 4 and 6 La quality carpets and the more commercial 9 and 12 La carpet production is focused in the cities of Kashmar and Mashad in the Khorasan area.

The city of Nain is also home to the world renowned Habibian workshops and Nain Habibian carpets are some of the most exclusive and sought after carpets in the world, real prized and valued collector’s gems. The famous carpet knotter Fathollah Habibian (1903-1995)  is said to be ”the father of Nain carpets” and genuine Habibian carpets are a rare find today.

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  1. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    89 x 135 cm
    €289
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    128 x 198 cm
    Special Price €2,981 Regular Price €4,259
  3. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    155 x 255 cm
    €1,999
  4. Nain
    Nain
    ∅ 200 cm
    €969
  5. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    208 x 313 cm
    €2,899
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    Nain
    Nain
    200 x 297 cm
    Special Price €1,299 Regular Price €1,999
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    310 x 435 cm
    Special Price €5,529 Regular Price €7,899
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    202 x 300 cm
    Special Price €5,568 Regular Price €7,424
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    80 x 322 cm
    Special Price €824 Regular Price €1,030
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    254 x 254 cm
    Special Price €2,918 Regular Price €3,648
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    ∅ 250 cm
    Special Price €9,847 Regular Price €13,129
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    130 x 191 cm
    Special Price €3,335 Regular Price €4,169
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    Nain 9 La Fine
    Nain 9 La Fine
    250 x 350 cm
    Special Price €3,759 Regular Price €4,699
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    Nain
    Nain
    ∅ 193 cm
    Special Price €979 Regular Price €1,399
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    Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    290 x 395 cm
    Special Price €2,560 Regular Price €3,939
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    255 x 335 cm
    Special Price €4,038 Regular Price €5,769
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    Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    190 x 193 cm
    Special Price €1,023 Regular Price €1,279
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    160 x 260 cm
    Special Price €1,799 Regular Price €2,249
  19. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    167 x 232 cm
    €979
  20. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    77 x 257 cm
    €629
  21. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    116 x 196 cm
    €719
  22. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    70 x 305 cm
    €598
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    299 x 405 cm
    Special Price €4,980 Regular Price €5,859
  24. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    73 x 294 cm
    €689
  25. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    120 x 190 cm
    €729
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    90 x 128 cm
    Special Price €527 Regular Price €659
  27. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    85 x 139 cm
    €397
  28. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    198 x 242 cm
    €1,199
  29. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    120 x 190 cm
    €729
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    Nain
  31. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    59 x 86 cm
    €129
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 190 cm
    Special Price €1,495 Regular Price €1,869
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    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    300 x 387 cm
    Special Price €5,999 Regular Price €7,499
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    204 x 298 cm
    Special Price €2,527 Regular Price €3,159
  35. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    62 x 203 cm
    €399
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    79 x 116 cm
    Special Price €1,084 Regular Price €1,549
  37. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    166 x 245 cm
    €1,289
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    Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    245 x 360 cm
    Special Price €1,903 Regular Price €2,719
  39. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    165 x 222 cm
    €1,152
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    242 x 253 cm
    Special Price €2,939 Regular Price €4,199
  41. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    199 x 303 cm
    €1,529
  42. Nain
    Nain
    165 x 232 cm
    €1,089
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    203 x 213 cm
    Special Price €1,743 Regular Price €2,490
  44. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    90 x 128 cm
    €369
  45. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    92 x 147 cm
    €429
  46. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    87 x 140 cm
    €289
  47. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    150 x 197 cm
    €939
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    73 x 201 cm
    Special Price €895 Regular Price €1,279
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    131 x 231 cm
    Special Price €1,599 Regular Price €1,999
  50. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    80 x 300 cm
    €599
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    127 x 202 cm
    Special Price €2,807 Regular Price €4,319
  52. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    83 x 144 cm
    €379
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 300 cm
    Special Price €2,344 Regular Price €3,349
  54. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    254 x 350 cm
    €4,599
  55. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    82 x 140 cm
    €279
  56. Nain
    Nain
    130 x 200 cm
    €1,729
  57. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    92 x 135 cm
    €399
  58. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    80 x 195 cm
    €499
  59. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    73 x 388 cm
    €1,150
  60. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    80 x 200 cm
    €499
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    Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    170 x 235 cm
    Special Price €1,015 Regular Price €1,269
  62. Nain
    Nain
    ∅ 112 cm
    €1,479
  63. Nain
    Nain
    90 x 139 cm
    €349
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 293 cm
    Special Price €2,554 Regular Price €3,649
  65. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    72 x 136 cm
    €330
  66. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    116 x 183 cm
    €955
  67. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    60 x 90 cm
    €199
  68. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    122 x 204 cm
    €629
  69. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    152 x 195 cm
    €939
  70. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    201 x 308 cm
    €1,569
  71. Nain
    Nain
    124 x 202 cm
    €1,849
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    207 x 325 cm
    Special Price €2,407 Regular Price €3,439
  73. Nain
    Nain
    150 x 200 cm
    €699
  74. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    320 x 461 cm
    €6,900
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