Moud Rugs

Two typical Moud rugs, left with Herati pattern, right with garden motifs.

Type Persian Rugs
Location East of Iran (former Persia)
Typical Knot Density 200.000 - 450.000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Either garden motifs or Herati patterns

Moud is a town south of Birdjan and Mashad whose carpet-knotting tradition has a long history. With their very characterful design they are easily recognizable and also enjoy an excellent reputation.

The Herati pattern of Moud carpets is dominant and immediately identifiable. In most cases it covers the major part of the surface. Some carpets also have a central medallion reminiscent of a star or hexagon. Many Persian carpets from Moud show motifs from Persian gardens in small rectangular borders. Such motifs are otherwise only used in Bakhtiari rugs. The strong colors are mostly taken from the colour ranges blue and red. With a contrasting ivory background, the colours shine even more. Because Moud carpets vary greatly in quality, the right choice of carpet is all the more important. Basically, an initial decision on the knotting density makes sense. In addition, attention must be paid to the material used for the knotting: Fine carpets have a silk content, which has been incorporated into the individual details and thus, literally make them shine in the light.

Examples of this Type

These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 800 Moud rugs by Nain Trading from Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is still the most important hub for the trade of oriental rugs in the Western World with Nain Trading offering one of the largest assortments of handmade oriental carpets worldwide.

Location - where are Moud rugs coming from?

The city is located about 300 km south of Maschhad in the east of Iran.

Categories of Persian Rugs

Robust Persian rugs, characterised by their hexagonal centre medallion.
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Robust Persian rugs that are ideal for everyday use and affordable at the same time.
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Knotted by former nomads with straight-line patterns, today very popular again.
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Garden motifs from Persian gardens, for which these rugs are known and appreciated.
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Floral patterns from one of the once most highly regarded rug regions.
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Robust and strong, these carpets were knotted by Kurds in Iran.
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Popular for the garden motifs or the well-known Herati pattern.
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