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Rugs Original Nain Persian rugs for sale

Nain rugs are named after the town of their origin. Situated to the east of Isfahan, the region is quite new to the world of rug making, and this is quite evident when comparing the Nain rugs to the ancient designs from towns such as Yazd, Kashan and Isfahan. Originally, the town of Nain had a reputation for producing Isfahan carpets, but in the mid 1930s, craftsmen decided to develop a unique style of their own. The result has been exceptionally precise designs on crafted Nain Persian rugs for sale, which have today become as sought after as that of their counterparts.

At Rugs Original, we supply our customers with only the best rugs for your home or office space. View our range of top quality Kashan rugs or the Afgan Aaqcha carpets and runners collection online today.

Nain wool and silk persian rugs

Nain rugs are known to have a cotton foundation, which is complemented with lusciously soft wool or a wool and silk pile. Like the Kashan rug, the Nain also has some silk detailing included in the design. The quality of Nain wool and silk Persian rugs is measured in two ways. Firstly, the number of knots per square inch are counted. A fine quality rug will generally have about 300 per square inch. And secondly, the LAA, which is the Farsi term for the number of threads which make up each fringe, is also taken into account. A rug with an LAA of 9 is considered a good buy while the lower the number, the better the quality. The knots are a fine example of Persian craftsmanship and follow an asymmetrical style.

Just as the style of the rugs is influenced by the Isfahan designs, so is the colour. Blue hues of all kinds, beige, brown and grey are intertwined to create bold patterns on cream or ivory coloured backgrounds. Brighter colours such as orange, green and yellow are not used excessively but have been included in some rugs, to highlight a feature or a part of a pattern.

Most dealers and decorators can source the finest Nain rugs, and trace their origin, by looking at the breathtaking designs as well as finding out more about the workshop from which the rug originates.

To see more of our selection of Rugs Original Nain Persian rugs for sale, you can browse through our website and view each of the carpets available for purchase.


1. What is a Nain design rug?

Nain rugs are made by using the Persian knot and the knot count per square inch ranges between 300-700. The pile of a Nain rug is very high-quality wool that is clipped short. To highlight the details in the design, silk is often used.

2. Why are Nain rugs so popular?

Popular due to their vibrant colors, patterns and medallion or floral designs, Nain rugs often make use of the Islimi motif, made up of multiple star medallions and intertwining vines.

3. What does the Nain Persian rug collection consist of?

The collection offers large rugs, runners and round rugs

4. What are the colors of Nain Persian Rugs?

The colors have been influenced largely by Isfahan rugs. Every shade of blue is used in a Nain rug combined with gray, brown, ivory or cream background. The motif is outlined with white silk. Colors like yellow, orange and green aren’t commonly seen in Nain rugs – it is only used on occasion to highlight a certain design aspect.

5. Who is seen as the “Father of the Nain Rugs?

Fathollah Habibian (1903-1995) - He ran the most famous Nain workshops and has been responsible for the beautiful designs and the weaving of some of the finest Nains the world has ever seen.