In Iran’s province of Khorasan, Mouds belong to the finest carpets. Mouds exist inter alia in two types, for instance those with medallions and those with Herati pattern. Among the Mouds, those with medallions belong to the top-selling ones. A precious material incorporated in Mouds is silk.
Moud carpets come from the area around the city of Birdjand, located in the southern part of the Iranian province Khorasan. The carpets are knotted mostly during wintertime. Moud carpets belong to the highest-grade carpets this area has to offer. In the 1950s a weaver from the city of Moud, located 30 km away from Birdjand, made these carpets famous. He was the first who created a design with a medallion in the center of the carpets. Mouds with medallions belong to the most sold types of Moud. Next to the medallion design, Herati or Mahi patterns and garden motives can be seen on many Mouds. Usually, Mouds are colored in beige and blue, but sometimes red and green tones find their way into the carpets. Warp and weft consist of cotton, the contours and outlines are made of silk to give the carpets a shiny glance.
Moud carpets display excellent processing due to their high-quality new wool used for the manufacturing. As a result, Moud carpets are very robust. The carpets are handwoven with double warp yarns and asymmetric knots, also known as “Senneh knots“. Some of the Moud carpets have silk woven in, which gives the carpets a shiny glance. Moud carpets have different designs. Among the most well-known designs are the Herati pattern, either with or without a central placed medaillon as well as the garden pattern, which is recognizable by its squares containing motives of plants and flowers.