373 cm x 245 cm
Geometric Nain, gray beige with border, Medaillon and signature
|Place of origin|
|Size||373 cm x 245 cm (= 9.14 qm)|
|Material||Tuft: cork wool with pure silk|
Warp: pure silk
|Coloring||gray beige, blue gray|
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 embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Nain. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.
In the middle of the central field of this Nain is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
A special highlight of this Nain is its signature. The signature documents the production in one of the most renowned weaving workshops in Nain. The signature in Arabic characters is an expression of the individuality and noble origin of this rug.
The background of this Nain is beige. The colors gray beige and blue gray dominate the overall impression. The border features beige, blue gray and light green. The beige center combines the colors blue gray and dark red.
The pile of this Nain has been hand-knotted from cork wool and silk. Cork wool is a particularly fine, almost velvety knotting yarn. Cork wool is taken from the neck, belly and the insides of the legs of the sheep and is of particularly high quality. The pattern of this Nain is highlighted with shiny pure silk, which is manually extracted from the cocoons of the silk moth. The silk elements create a shimmering contrast and let the colors, depending on the lighting, shine in different facets. The weft threads of this cotton consist of [Material Schuss]. For the warp threads pure silk was used.