Close to the western edge of the great desert Dasht-e-Kavir, 200 kilometres east of Isfahan is the picturesque city of Naein. In the city one can see the characteristic clay buildings and one of the oldest mosques in Iran with remainings from the 10th century.
Rugs from this city have a high reputation and are very popular in terms of design and quality. Material as well as the workmanship is of highest class and the knot density is high; often more than one million knots per square meter. The material in the more exclusive carpets consists of wool on a silk warp or silk in the warp as well as in the weft and pile.
Patterns with a medallion in the middle together with arabesques and floral motifs are common. The similarity to rugs from the nearby city of Isfahan is remarkable.