|Below is only a small selection of the large stock of Nain we have available, which ranges in sizes from 120 x 60 cm upto 800 x 500 cm.
Essentially there are two types of "Nain rugs":
A) Commercial quality rugs, typically Khorassan or similar, featuring the Nain design, usually knotted with a fineness of less than 12 la quality. Compared to most rugs these are relatively finely knotted, compared to the finer Nain rugs, they are noticeable inferior. The warp and weft are exclusively made of cotton, the pile is 100% wool, and sometimes highlighted often using faux silk, although rarely real silk can be used.
B) Rugs made in the city of Nain or loosely around that area. Made using a cotton or silk warp and weft, the pile is usually 100% kork wool (a denser, softer grade of wool), with silk highlightings. Sometimes whole parts of the pile maybe pure silk. Usually knotting ranges from 12 la to 4 la in fineness, with 4 la being the finest. La is the total number of fine strands in a single warp. Most rugs created in Nain itself are nowadays usually the finest quality, either 4 or 6 La.
As with Esfahan rugs, there are World reknown masterweavers, who's rugs are akin to art pieces and very, very collectable. By far the most influential Nain masterweaver is Habibian.
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