These days, virtually all carpets made in Tabas are replicas of Nain carpets. Originally, Tabas had its own pattern, colours and traditions within the carpet industry. They were also decorated with flowers and leaves, but more in style with some of the other carpets in the Khorasan province. Today, you have to be an expert to see the difference between an average carpet from Nain and a Tabas carpet. They have 15,000-26,000 knots per ft2 and are knotted from relatively poor wool. The dyes are synthetic.
You are reading an extract from the book ‘Oriental Carpets, Knottet with Love’ by Martin Munkholm.
This extensive book about all that is carpets can be borrowed in Danish libraries or be bought following this link: http://www.belle-rugs.dk/dk/ekspertise/taeppebog/
The book is published by Muusmann Forlag.
For more info: muusmann-forlag.dk
You can find our selection of Tabaz carpets underneath.