Naeyn Habibian Rug 4'3" x 2'7"

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Overview

It was in the mid 20th century that masters of Nain created the famous cold blue-white and blue-beige carpets. Typically, Nain weaving of wool use a base of cotton. Most silk is used for border patterns and better "drawing" arabesques.

Materials & Craftsmanship:

This fine, diligently hand-knotted area rug contains a perfect blend of 80% pure silk and 20% pure wool. Persian & Oriental rugs made from a high percentage of silk are intricate and are often the most valuable of all handmade carpets. The silk fibers in this piece create a beautiful sheen throughout the field and borders, providing an ultra luxurious feel. The use of silk ensures a precise rendering of the decorative design patterns, since strong silk fibers permit skilled weavers to weave more knots per square inch (KPSI) than those of wool carpets. A typical Persian or Oriental rug made from wool might have between 100 and 300 KPSI - a typical 80% silk rug contains between 200 to 500 KPSI. As a result, weaving the rug will require roughly three times the amount of work, and this is one of the main reasons that silk rugs cost two to three times more than wool rugs. The detailing of this particular piece also contains wool, which increases its durability.

The use of eco-friendly vegetable dyes also enriches the yarn of this area rug with a natural and vibrant luster. Vegetable dyes are also referred to as natural dyes and are superior to "synthetic" dyes. In contrast to rugs woven with synthetic colors, this carpet will last for generations due to the high-quality materials and the skilled craftsmanship invested in it.

A Brief History of Naeyn Rugs

Habibian Naeyn Weaving on LoomNaeyn (also Romanized as Nā’īn or Nain) is the name of a city in Iran known for manufacturing and producing handmade carpets with a combination of blue and ivory shades. Before the first world war, this city was famous for its exquisite tailoring of rugged and traditional Iranian clothes. However, after the first wold war, the industry had collapsed due to the increasing interest of Iranians in western clothing.

With experience in dealing with high-quality wool, artisans began to weave carpets in Naeyn. The Persian government assisted the city. It transferred weavers from the Persian city of Isfahan and established new manufacturing warehouses. By the 1950's, Naeyn began winning glory for its remarkable carpet centers. It was in the mid 20th century that masters of Naeyn created the famous cold blue-white and blue-beige carpets.

Typically, Nainy weaving of wool (a version of wool with silk) use a base of cotton. Most silk is used for border patterns and better "drawing" arabesques. Regular Naeyns mostly come in an ivory colored background with blue and beige accents. Sometimes the blue is more deeply pronounced and sometimes it is made of a lighter blue. There are however exceptions. Sometimes, these carpets come in vibrant red and vibrant green colors. To learn more about iranian rugs, visit our Persian Rugs section.

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