The oasis city of Nain is situated on the edge of the arid deserts of central Persia. After an increase in demand for Persian carpets at the end of the 19th century, merchants from the nearby city of Isfahan established looms and started weaving fine classic carpets there. Weaving was not a new phenomenon in Nain. The city was already famous for its finest weavings of a particularly fine kind of textile.
Nain gained a reputation quickly and became one of the famous names in the carpets market. The carpets from the city are often in shades of light blue, white and beige and classic designs such as the carpet you see here.
This carpet is painstakingly hand-knotted in a period of about six months using fine-quality wool and silk.