* This rug is an example of what I offer. Please enquire about current stock to see availability”.
13’2″ x 9’9″ – 4.02 x 2.98. Many other rug sizes, including round and octagon, and runners are available.
Hand knotted wool Persian City/Workshop rugs from the small city of Nain on the fringes of the western desert of central Iran (Persia). Rug weaving was only established here in the 1930s when the local cloak making trade declined as the garment went out of fashion. The rugs have a machine spun wool pile on a fine cotton warp and weft (base). Many qualities are made and recently some poor offerings have been woven down to a price rather than up to a quality. They are mainly blue, red or cream with elegant floral sprays and woven without overly large central medallions, which makes them easier to furnish around.
Most of the finer Nain wool rugs have white cotton highlights which accentuate the realistically curvilinear floral motifs, which are copied from those of Persian Isfahan rugs. Many of the better wool Nain hand knotted rugs lack a central medallion which makes them easy accommodate, especially when the colours are cream and gold. Other colours, such as pink or green, are highly unusual in the UK. This featured Nain hand-knotted wool rug is a super furnishing piece with its warm simple colours, scrolling floral design and border the same colour as the main ground.
PROS- Elegant, floral designs are very Persian and classy. Unfussy tri-toned colouring makes them easier to accommodate with surrounding room colours. Available in a wide range of sizes and can be good value. The better qualities have very good wool and dyes. The comfortable soft pile to walk and lie on. Look great with finer furniture and in bedrooms.
CONS- Poorer qualities are quite coarse and woolly with an indistinct pattern. The soft wool can wear quite quickly if the knot count is not high. The colours can look a tad cheap in the poorer rugs. They can also lie badly due to poor quality workmanship so always need a good underlay fitted.
Please use your rug with a suitable underlay which will protect the back of the knots and allow dirt to fall through the rug. Vacuum sparingly, once a week is sufficient, and do so on a low power and without the rotating brush, as this strips the pile. Clean professionally at least once every five years. Turn your rug every year if possible to even out footfall patterns and sun fading. Never leave your rug undisturbed under furniture in the dark. Keep a moth trap in the room if possible.
Every rug I sell is exactly as I have described on the invoice. I will have explained all the options open to you- including the bespoke rug making. The rug will be the very best rug you can buy within your budget and be the best suited to your room colours, light and usage. The way it is made, the materials, the age, the size and the all-round suitability for you and your room will be made completely transparent. Please feel free to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure.