Moud Rug, An Imaginary Garden of Colorful Flowers

Moud rug

During the 20th century, The Moud in the northeast of Iran gained a reputation for its high-quality rugs. The Moud rug enjoys a standard flawless Persian design and accurate weave. In this article, we’re going to find out more about them and their specific features.

Where is Moud?

Moud is a village in Southern Khorasan near Birjand with a distinct style in rug weaving. Southern Khorasan province was historically known as Kuhestan [Mountainous Land].

There are several villages between the hills and down the valleys with unique cultural aspects. The locals call this area Sarbisha, meaning “edge of woods.” Moud most probably means eagle aerie indicating the height of the land.

Technical Aspects and Structure of The Moud Rug

Moud rug’s looms are similar to Kerman rugs’ looms. The structure is excellent and relatively thin, with densities from 130 to 290 knots per square inch.

Moud rug has double-wefts with cotton warp and weft. Both cotton and wool are possible for the pile, and the knots are asymmetrical (Persian). Moud rugs mainly target the Iranian domestic markets. They tend to be rug sizes in terms of size, and area rug sizes are pretty rare.

Moud rug
Moud rugs mainly target the Iranian domestic markets.

Dyeing and Painting of The Moud Rug

The rich soil of the region brings good natural dyestuffs on Moud palettes. Moud rug weavers prefer primarily dark blue and deep red for the grounds of their rugs. They also use a combination of dark green and beige for backgrounds. Cream, ivory, and beige are used frequently, and purplish reds, browns, and light blues.

Despite their ample patterns, the Moud rugs don’t go too far in coloring. That gives a dignified appearance to the rugs and moderates their detailed designs.

Designs and Patterns of Moud Rugs

Both medallion and all-over designs are typical in Moud rugs, filled with Eslimi (Arabesque) and Herati patterns. Framed (kheshti/Xeshti) designs are also produced.

The Moud rug’s central medallion style seems like a typical Persian medallion. Curvilinear Eslimi patterns rotate around the central medallions (mostly sunflower ones). They fill the ground to the corners (Lachaks). Moud rug has a reputation for detailed patterns, which is evident in both medallion and all-over designs.

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