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A Nain - Your thoughts and estimate of current value?
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#1 Posted : Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:06:34 PM(UTC)
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This is a 6 laa Nain, about 11' 5" x 8'5".
Condition is about 100% (meaning I can't detect any damage, repair, stain , etc.).

Your thoughts on workmanship, color and design?
(I estimate the kpsi about 650. Weaver seems to have used a lot of silk in the highlights.)

Is this type/quality of rug "easy" to find?
Current estimate of (fair) retail value?

Thank you for your time and insights in helping me assess this carpet!

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#2 Posted : Friday, April 07, 2017 4:14:58 AM(UTC)
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It is a typical Nain and they are not selling very well right now and I think the shop value of this type of goods is about $3000 a meter
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#3 Posted : Friday, April 07, 2017 7:00:21 AM(UTC)
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I love those colors and design on this rug, it looks so majestic!!


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#4 Posted : Friday, April 07, 2017 7:05:46 AM(UTC)
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Well thats what you get from city master weavers. I think if the public could see how difficult it is and how long it takes to weave these carpets with such precise drawings they would appreciate them a lot more. Unfortunately the wider media is not interested in promoting this art form in a way that it deserves.
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#5 Posted : Friday, April 07, 2017 7:26:26 AM(UTC)
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Looks like it is of very good quality. Agree about price with Sharafi & Co. These rugs are still available on the market, but price went up quite a bit in Iran for any fine quality rug. Even if the market is slow for fine rugs it is a good investment if you can buy it at a good price.
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#6 Posted : Saturday, April 08, 2017 5:46:56 AM(UTC)
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Many thanks to all for your comments and insights.

I have always liked the Nains (for there "classic" Persian style and the (collectivly) outstanding workmanship. Perhaps I will have a chance to see a 4 laa someday.

I do understand if Nains perhaps seem understated (in color palette) or too formal for some folks. Or prefer the charm of village and nomadic rugs...

It's great that we have such a broad field of choices for folks that appreciate and enjoy the world of carpets!

Thanks again for your help!
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