Pictorial Nain Palace Carpet with Slk Highlights
Nain Palace Carpet / Iran - Pictorial design with' tree of life' and animals in paradise motifs
Size:2.50m x 1.56m
Wool knotting/ cotton warps and silk highlights
Beautiful Indigo dyes
Please note : there is some color variation from the light to the dark side of the carpet but this is definitely white with a very slight creaminess .
Nain is a small town about 150 km east of Isfahan in central Iran. Fine carpet production is relatively new in Nain compared to other persian cities, though the quality of rugs produced in this area is one of the finest in Iran.Structurally they use soft lustrous wool, fine tight piles and very fine Persian knotting.Warps are predominately cotton ,wefts either cotton or silk ,and silk knotting is occassionally used as a highlight for some special pieces.
The most distinguishing feature of Nain carpets is the central medallion on blue and ivory ground fields with a minimum of additional colous to complete this distinctive pallette.
Nain is one of the few carpets where the modern production exceeds in quality that produced by the earlier weavers and as a result Nain carpets are exported all around the world.