Nain 9La

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 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    155 x 255 cm
    €1,999
  2. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    208 x 313 cm
    €2,899
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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 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 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    255 x 335 cm
    Special Price €4,038 Regular Price €5,769
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    160 x 260 cm
    Special Price €1,799 Regular Price €2,249
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    90 x 128 cm
    Special Price €527 Regular Price €659
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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
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    242 x 253 cm
    Special Price €2,939 Regular Price €4,199
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    203 x 213 cm
    Special Price €1,743 Regular Price €2,490
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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
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 300 cm
    Special Price €2,344 Regular Price €3,349
  17. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    254 x 350 cm
    €4,599
  18. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    73 x 388 cm
    €1,150
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 293 cm
    Special Price €2,554 Regular Price €3,649
  20. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    116 x 183 cm
    €955
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    207 x 325 cm
    Special Price €2,407 Regular Price €3,439
  22. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    320 x 461 cm
    €6,900
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    59 x 198 cm
    Special Price €831 Regular Price €1,039
  24. 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 9 La
    83 x 305 cm
    €1,580
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    163 x 264 cm
    Special Price €1,539 Regular Price €2,199
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    Nain 9 La
    155 x 250 cm
    €2,093
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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
  30. Nain 9 La fine
    Nain 9 La fine
    127 x 196 cm
    €1,344
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    203 x 319 cm
    Special Price €2,766 Regular Price €3,458
  32. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    198 x 200 cm
    €1,782
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    170 x 277 cm
    Special Price €2,459 Regular Price €3,074
  34. Nain 9 La fine
    Nain 9 La fine
    200 x 200 cm
    €1,799
  35. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    168 x 268 cm
    €2,299
  36. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    62 x 290 cm
    €990
  37. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    247 x 345 cm
    €4,429
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    243 x 340 cm
    Special Price €3,009 Regular Price €4,299
  39. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    249 x 298 cm
    €4,842
  40. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    130 x 210 cm
    €1,889
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    198 x 300 cm
    Special Price €2,162 Regular Price €3,089
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    207 x 305 cm
    Special Price €2,549 Regular Price €3,399
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    160 x 258 cm
    Special Price €1,639 Regular Price €2,049
  44. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    78 x 310 cm
    €1,580
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    302 x 390 cm
    Special Price €4,879 Regular Price €6,099
  46. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    170 x 245 cm
    €2,799
  47. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    132 x 212 cm
    €1,499
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    204 x 312 cm
    Special Price €2,579 Regular Price €3,439
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    247 x 292 cm
    Special Price €4,847 Regular Price €6,059
  50. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    87 x 126 cm
    €659
  51. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    162 x 257 cm
    €1,999
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    175 x 275 cm
    Special Price €1,967 Regular Price €2,459
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    155 x 250 cm
    Special Price €1,469 Regular Price €2,099
  54. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    84 x 305 cm
    €1,580
  55. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    75 x 300 cm
    €1,690
  56. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 300 cm
    €3,239
  57. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    68 x 300 cm
    €816
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    Nain 9 La
    115 x 178 cm
    €870
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    300 x 406 cm
    Special Price €5,471 Regular Price €6,839
  60. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    80 x 315 cm
    €1,350
  61. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    208 x 305 cm
    €3,799
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    61 x 189 cm
    Special Price €639 Regular Price €799
  63. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    75 x 200 cm
    €638
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 290 cm
    Special Price €2,437 Regular Price €3,249
  65. Nain 9 La fine
    Nain 9 La fine
    125 x 205 cm
    €1,384
  66. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    194 x 287 cm
    €2,649
  67. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    245 x 346 cm
    €5,089
  68. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 294 cm
    €2,999
  69. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    202 x 312 cm
    €3,399
  70. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    90 x 130 cm
    €749
  71. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    64 x 295 cm
    €755
  72. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    84 x 355 cm
    €1,780
  73. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    200 x 293 cm
    €3,499
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    124 x 214 cm
    Special Price €1,151 Regular Price €1,439
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