300 cm x 73 cm
Floral Nain runner, light blue with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||300 cm x 73 cm (= 2.19 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool with pure silk|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||light blue, off white|
Place of origin
Nain is one of the best known rug provenances (origin, source) of Iran. The city of Nain is located to the northwest of Isfahan and has an old weaving tradition. Prior to the Qajar dynasty (1794 - 1925), the highest quality robes for noblemen, so-called Abas, were made there. Under the influence of the western culture, the traditional robe as clothing was replaced by suits. The weavers transformed their business and began to knot rugs.
Today's Nain rugs owe their unmistakable patterns and color combinations especially to Master Hadj Fatollah Habibian Naiini. He limited himself to less than ten colors in knotting and thus laid the foundation for the color composition of Nain rugs, that are still very popular today. The basic colors are mostly white or beige and blue up to this day, although Nain rugs in the colors red, green and yellow are also becoming more and more common. Floral patterns, whose contours are accented with silk, are typical. Due to their simple elegance, Nain rugs also suit modern interiors.
What differentiates Nain rugs are the four quality levels, indicated by Lah ( Persian for layer). Lah describes the number of threads the warp is twined from. As the number of threads used increases, the warp and thus the knots become thicker and the density of the knots decreases.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Nain are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Nain rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a beautiful contrast to the center.
The background of this Nain is off white. The colors light blue and off white dominate the overall impression. The border is held in similar colors as the rest of the rug.
The pile of this Nain has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained by the gentle shearing of sheep. The pattern has been finished with pure silk, so that the colors of the pattern of this Nain, depending on lighting, shine in different facets. Virgin wool is a sustainable natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally protected against dirt. In addition, wool offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on indoor climate and muffles sound. Silk is obtained manually from the cocoons of the silk moth. Since individual silk threads are extremely long, it is possible to produce very thin yarns, which are nevertheless tear-resistant under low tension. With this thin yarn, smaller rug knots can be knotted, thus allowing finer patterns to be created. Therefore, the finest rugs in the world are hand-knotted made of pure silk. The weft and warp threads of this Nain are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.