D0294: Vintage Persia Nain
Vintage Nain with Wool and Silk Pile
Remarks: These Persian Oriental rugs are woven in and around the city of Nain in central Persia in the Isfahan province…60 miles to the east of Isfahan. They are relatively newer compared to the ancient and antique rugs of ancient weaving centers such as Kashan, . All Nain rugs are knotted by hand using asymmetrical Persian knots and wool and silk pile on a cotton warp. In the 1920’s Nain was one of the areas that produced Isfahan carpets in skilled workshops. Then beginning in the 1930s it developed it’s own identity for very fine precise workshop carpets on a cotton foundation. In fact the word Nain is sometimes used in Iran as a synonym for ‘fine’. They are classified in the trade today based on how many threads make up the warp. If one were to take a single strand of the fringe and pull it apart(unravel) one would find either two or three threads in the one strand of fringe. the fewer the number of strands, the finer the rug.