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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    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 Signature : Akhavan
    Nain 6 La Signature : Akhavan
    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
    Nain
    ∅ 193 cm
    Special Price €979 Regular Price €1,399
  6. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    ∅ 208 cm
    €1,699
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    Nain
    Nain
    215 x 312 cm
    Special Price €1,679 Regular Price €2,399
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    90 x 128 cm
    Special Price €527 Regular Price €659
  9. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    85 x 139 cm
    €397
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    205 x 305 cm
    Special Price €2,626 Regular Price €3,752
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    Nain
    Nain
    195 x 303 cm
    Special Price €2,319 Regular Price €2,899
  12. Nain
    Nain
    200 x 200 cm
    €1,139
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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
  14. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    147 x 218 cm
    €1,077
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    160 x 260 cm
    Special Price €1,799 Regular Price €2,249
  16. Nain
    Nain
    ∅ 133 cm
    €429
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    204 x 298 cm
    Special Price €2,527 Regular Price €3,159
  18. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    62 x 203 cm
    €399
  19. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    168 x 243 cm
    €1,373
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    242 x 253 cm
    Special Price €2,939 Regular Price €4,199
  21. Nain
    Nain
    165 x 232 cm
    €1,089
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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
    Nain
    76 x 209 cm
    Special Price €389 Regular Price €599
  24. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    70 x 305 cm
    €598
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    131 x 231 cm
    Special Price €1,599 Regular Price €1,999
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    197 x 300 cm
    Special Price €2,379 Regular Price €3,399
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    Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    150 x 197 cm
    Special Price €797 Regular Price €996
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 300 cm
    Special Price €2,344 Regular Price €3,349
  29. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    254 x 350 cm
    €4,599
  30. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    154 x 195 cm
    €1,010
  31. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    155 x 255 cm
    €1,999
  32. Nain
    Nain
    86 x 143 cm
    €349
  33. Nain
    Nain
    89 x 137 cm
    €349
  34. Nain
    Nain
    150 x 200 cm
    €699
  35. Nain
    Nain
    200 x 303 cm
    €1,459
  36. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    72 x 354 cm
    €958
  37. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    79 x 250 cm
    €1,399
  38. 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
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    Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    91 x 142 cm
    Special Price €347 Regular Price €434
  41. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    72 x 136 cm
    €330
  42. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    116 x 183 cm
    €955
  43. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    60 x 90 cm
    €199
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    207 x 325 cm
    Special Price €2,407 Regular Price €3,439
  45. Nain
    Nain
    150 x 200 cm
    €699
  46. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    320 x 461 cm
    €6,900
  47. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    70 x 140 cm
    €379
  48. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    150 x 197 cm
    €996
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    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    195 x 295 cm
    Special Price €2,295 Regular Price €3,279
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  50. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    96 x 227 cm
    €2,594
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    Nain
    Nain
    147 x 196 cm
    Special Price €719 Regular Price €899
  52. Nain
    Nain
    ∅ 195 cm
    €899
  53. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    76 x 287 cm
    €734
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    Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    202 x 208 cm
    Special Price €798 Regular Price €1,140
  55. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    156 x 248 cm
    €1,859
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    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    240 x 335 cm
    Special Price €3,667 Regular Price €4,584
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    Nain
    Nain
    247 x 340 cm
    Special Price €3,968 Regular Price €5,669
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    163 x 264 cm
    Special Price €1,539 Regular Price €2,199
  59. Nain
    Nain
    170 x 242 cm
    €1,169
  60. Nain
    Nain
    145 x 200 cm
    €699
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  61. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    79 x 197 cm
    €525
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    252 x 354 cm
    Special Price €4,199 Regular Price €5,999
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    122 x 197 cm
    Special Price €1,159 Regular Price €1,449
  64. Nain
    Nain
    150 x 200 cm
    €699
  65. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    118 x 193 cm
    €767
  66. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    155 x 250 cm
    €2,093
  67. Nain
    Nain
    146 x 200 cm
    €699
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    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    Nain 9 La Sherkat Fars
    255 x 320 cm
    Special Price €3,917 Regular Price €4,896
  69. Nain 9 La fine
    Nain 9 La fine
    80 x 257 cm
    €1,489
  70. Nain
    Nain
    76 x 285 cm
    €949
  71. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    76 x 390 cm
    €996
  72. Nain 9 La fine
    Nain 9 La fine
    127 x 196 cm
    €1,344
  73. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    240 x 345 cm
    €2,981
  74. Nain Kashmar
    Nain Kashmar
    77 x 383 cm
    €993
  75. Nain
    Nain
    80 x 200 cm
    €599
  76. Nain
    Nain
    168 x 237 cm
    €1,129
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