Magnificent Animal Motif Vintage Nain Persian Rug 51164, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 625, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century – Fine vintage Iranian Nain carpets are renowned for their beautiful Persian knotting and striking use of patterning. Silk is often used to highlight the high-quality wool, and it is not uncommon for many of these striking vintage Persian rugs to repeat motifs in their patterning to create a contrasting juxtaposition of foreground and background. This effect is particularly noticeable in this beautiful vintage rug, where the fine animal motifs are vibrant against the dark backdrop. The viewer is free to browse through the details at their leisure, and there are countless landmarks to draw attention. The surrounding borders are powerful in their grounding presence, and the thin use of outlining bars around the large outer frame adds further depth and intrigue to the work.