The Persian Rugs at Nile Arts
"Tabriz is probably the biggest handmade rug-producing center in the world, and most definitely one of the very oldest. Anybody who knows anything about Persian rugs, will know something about Tabriz rugs. The enchanted city of Tabriz fully developed more than a thousand years ago. After the many invasions, hostile takeovers and wars that the envied Persian nation went through, Tabriz took the lost and ancient ways of the past and created a monster of a rug exporting industry to supply beautiful carpets to the whole world. One of the finest eras of Persian rug weaving was the Saffavid period, which started in 1502 when the Saffavids conquered the Turks who had captured Tabriz. The Saffavids continued to rule Persia until the mass invasion of Afghanistan in 1722. Today, many rugs produced in Tabriz are attempting to follow the incredible artistry, which was the Persian Safavid rugs. Tabriz and many other parts of Iran were invaded by the Arabs, Turks, Mongolians, and a few other nations repeatedly. This was mainly because the country was very rich in natural resources, full of beautiful architechture, and genuis craftsmanship which always made the surrounding civilizations very jealous. The Persians also had some of the most incredible literary writings any one had ever seen. Tabriz managed to keep these ancient Persian traditions alive, in spite of all the conquering and greed. Today when a big rug retailer somewhere in the world wants a specific pattern woven by hand on a rug, Tabriz is the city that he goes to. Tabriz is truly a magnificent figure in Persian history and the handmade carpet industry."
The Last Supper 
Our first particular rug is special as it is the depiction of the Last
Supper. The rug is approximately 50 plus years old and was hand woven in the Persian town of Tabriz. The foundation of this piece of art is wool and silk.  Silk is used in the construction of the flowers. The breath of this rug measures 91" and the length 119.5."   Call or email to arrange a showing. The photo above displays a little more than a third of the Tabriz rug.
CONSTRUCTION
A Tabriz rug is an example of astounding and excellent skill that one comes to expect from Persian craftsmanship. The makers of these rugs take such pride in their product, that they often weave their signature in a small part of the carpet?s border. These signatures are found on extremely fine rugs made in other cities as well. The material used in these rugs, are wool, silk, or a combination of the two. A beautiful blend of wool and silk is the most common in fine Tabriz?s and pure wool is used in the medium quality ones. Often, in finer Tabriz carpets, the foundation of the rug is pure silk as opposed to cotton. Some carpets of Tabriz have 18 or 24 karat gold threads for the foundation of the rug. 300 to well over 500 knots per square inch are not uncommon in fine rugs from Tabriz. The only rugs in the world that can be compared with a fine Tabriz are Isfahans, Qums, and Nains. The Tabriz Persian rug is an absolutely gorgeous piece of art on which no dollar value can be placed and it is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful things to ever be placed on a floor.
The detail in craftsmanship speaks volumes about the quality of the rug. Again it's foundation is wool and silk.  It is offered for $22,500. If you are interested in this Tabriz Persian rug you can call (209)471-5852 to arrange a showing or email us at mail@nilearts.com.



 
If you were to equate all the fine rugs of the world to automobiles, clearly the name NAIN would be the Bentley among Buicks.   The NAIN name alone sells this rug. These marvelous rugs are produced in the city of Nain and the surrounding area, which is located in central Iran about 60 miles east of Isfahan. A favorite of many Persian rug admirers, the Nains have precise delicacy and utmost beauty. These rugs mainly use a perfect ratio of silk and wool to produce a floor piece that will astonish spectators and create amazement around the world.

CONSTRUCTION 
Nains are magnificently hand-woven by talented master weavers who may take several years to complete a single rug. Though very similar in appearance to Isfahan rugs, they are easily identifiable and singled out because of their distinctive color scheme and smooth, closely clipped pile. Nains usually feature an overall arabesque and curvilinear floral pattern of blues, greens and whites against a warm beige or ivory background. Over 300 to 500 knots per square inch are not uncommon in Nains. Excellent grades of wool and silk are used exclusively on a foundation of fine cotton or silk. The Nain rug is a precious treasure that will always bring elegance to any room and its beauty will forever remain priceless
HISTORY 
Although Nain is not a very old rug-weaving city, it is well established and among the most valued carpet producing centers in Iran. It has adapted most of its skills from the very ancient and neighboring city of Isfahan, which also produces a very exquisite rug. Customs and traditions here have changed very little in the past century. For many generations, the people of Nain produced a superior quality of handmade woolen cloth used to make traditional religious and secular garments and fine wool cloaks until just prior to WWII in the 1930s. After the war, Iranians began to adopt western clothing styles and the market for the fabrics produced in Nain dwindled. Thus the highly developed knowledge and skills of Nain's fabric industry were transferred over to the making of handmade carpets. Nain's reputation for the finest quality weaving was once again established in modern times.
 
 

This offering price of this Nain is $7,000. Its foundation can be found in the construction, to your left.  This Nain has detail that a camera can't capture without the use of a micro lens. The detail reiterates why this is a Nain!  This rug is approximately 80 years young.  We can be contacted via email at mail@nilearts.com.