Moud is located in East Persia and belongs to the region of Birjand. Mouds are the most valuable works of this highly significant carpet region. Mostly Moud rugs are made of finer and softer wool than other Persian rugs and therefore allow them to have more dense and subtle designs and patterns. They are mostly woven with the Persian knot as opposed to the Turkish knot with which most Persian rugs are made.
This Oriental carpet has a so called "garden design" or as in Persian "Kheshti". The design of Oriental "garden rugs" represents sophisticated garden layouts from a bird's eye view. The oldest garden rugs date back to the 16th century. The legendary rug "Spring of Khosrow" of Khosrow the Sassanide king served as a template. The rugs are divided into fields which are separated by water ditches. The ditches in which often fish and ducks are swimming are flanked by bushes and flowers. Altogether garden rugs are an expression of the special Oriental love of floral beauty which peaked in fantastically laid out gardens.
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