Moud is a village to the southeast of Birjand in east Iran. Well respected, Moud rugs are amongst the most beautiful and detailed carpets made in Iran. They have the unique characteristic for a carpet that has a busy pattern of making a room appear bigger by giving it more depth.
Based on cotton, with a soft, fine woollen pile Moud designs are fairly distinctive. Traditionally they use a sunflower medallion in the centre with intricate curvilinear or floral patterns in the field. Moud rugs tend to be medium to large in size. The colours used vary between powerful blues, dark reds and brown normally with a contrasting ivory background. Moud produce some of the best looking carpets on the market, the quality is invariably high and as a general rule the higher the knot count, the better.