The mood and the name given to a very fine and rare collection of handmade carpets that are produced in Mashad, capital of the province of Khorassan in north-east. Attitudes are usually cut with a bunch fairly often, with an intricate all-over boteh or Herati, pattern in shades of beige and brown colors, blues and reds.
Visibility: MOUD (MOOD) rugs and carpets usually have curvilinear patterns with a single sunflower-shaped medallion in the center. MOUD (MOOD) has characteristics similar to BIRJAND Rugs.
Quality: MOUD (MOOD) rugs and carpets are excellent. They are highly prized because they are one of the best-looking carpets in IRAN and the world.
Size & Shapes: MOUD (MOOD) rugs and carpets come in different sizes, but the majority of them are mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet). You can also find large rugs up to 10 x 18 feet.
Color: Dark red ,brown and powerful blue colors predominate, with ivory forming a beautiful contrast. There are other colors such as soft green in newer carpets.
Texture: Soft wool; thin, tight pile.
Foundation: Warps is mostly cotton; wefts is either cotton or wool.
Knots: Inspection of the back of the carpet is important because the weavers in MOUD (MOOD) use Persian knots. The quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages from around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ) up to 475 KPSI (60 RAJ).