Nain 6La / 4La

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 6 La Signature : Habibian
    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    177 x 285 cm
    Special Price €3,828 Regular Price €5,468
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    157 x 252 cm
    Special Price €4,199 Regular Price €5,999
  3. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    100 x 135 cm
    €1,150
  4. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    199 x 200 cm
    €6,825
  5. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    96 x 227 cm
    €2,594
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    156 x 244 cm
    Special Price €2,319 Regular Price €2,899
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    104 x 142 cm
    Special Price €979 Regular Price €1,399
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Akhavan
    Nain 6 La Signature : Akhavan
    303 x 402 cm
    Special Price €13,794 Regular Price €19,706
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    Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    90 x 136 cm
    Special Price €319 Regular Price €399
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    214 x 200 cm
    Special Price €4,374 Regular Price €5,468
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    ∅ 233 cm
    Special Price €3,672 Regular Price €5,649
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    Nain 6La
    Nain 6La
    202 x 300 cm
    Special Price €6,559 Regular Price €8,199
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    203 x 250 cm
    Special Price €4,294 Regular Price €6,134
  14. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    200 x 193 cm
    €6,969
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    201 x 304 cm
    Special Price €5,599 Regular Price €7,999
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    208 x 300 cm
    Special Price €3,752 Regular Price €5,772
  17. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    ∅ 110 cm
    €899
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    157 x 241 cm
    Special Price €2,303 Regular Price €2,879
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    204 x 253 cm
    Special Price €5,202 Regular Price €6,502
  20. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    101 x 138 cm
    €1,182
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Akhavan
    Nain 6 La Signature : Akhavan
    260 x 372 cm
    Special Price €10,685 Regular Price €16,439
  22. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    148 x 234 cm
    €6,099
  23. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    125 x 206 cm
    €1,959
  24. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    202 x 263 cm
    €6,691
  25. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    140 x 218 cm
    €2,299
  26. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    156 x 248 cm
    €2,949
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Akhavan
    Nain 6 La Signature : Akhavan
    257 x 380 cm
    Special Price €10,399 Regular Price €12,999
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    138 x 210 cm
    Special Price €1,759 Regular Price €2,199
  29. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    132 x 203 cm
    €3,377
  30. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    138 x 211 cm
    €2,199
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    246 x 354 cm
    Special Price €11,120 Regular Price €13,900
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    206 x 210 cm
    Special Price €3,872 Regular Price €5,532
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    Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    ∅ 195 cm
    Special Price €2,850 Regular Price €4,750
  34. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    138 x 212 cm
    €2,199
  35. Nain 9 La
    Nain 9 La
    78 x 312 cm
    €1,749
  36. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    152 x 245 cm
    €2,799
  37. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    130 x 206 cm
    €1,876
  38. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    ∅ 145 cm
    €1,599
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    250 x 253 cm
    Special Price €8,862 Regular Price €11,077
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    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    Nain 6 La Signature : Habibian
    258 x 303 cm
    Special Price €9,030 Regular Price €12,900
  41. Nain 6 La
    Nain 6 La
    72 x 147 cm
    €899
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