Well regarded for its handicrafts, the town of Na’in (aka Naein, Naeen) dates back 2000 years, making it one of the oldest continuously settled towns in Iran. Located at the junction of the desert road to Tabas and Mashhad, it has been an important crossroad on converging trade routes since Sassanid times. In the past it was known for its ceramics and textiles; today it's primarily known for fine hand-knotted carpets and for hand-loomed camel-wool cloaks, which are produced in the neighbouring village of Mohamadieh and sold in Yazd.
There are lots of interesting features in and around Na'in and Mohamadieh (2km to the east) that make an overnight stay tempting. These include a historically important mosque, a fine covered bazaar and a qanat-fed watermill that dates back centuries.