Antique Mood Rugs & Carpets

Mood is the name given to a rare and very fine collection of handmade carpets that are produced in Mashad, the capital of the province of Khorassan in north-eastern Iran. Moods are generally cut with a fairly thick pile, with an intricate all-over boteh, or Herati, pattern in shades of beiges, browns, blues and reds.


Birds and Flowers Mood Carpet
Birds and Flowers Mood Carpet
Mood Rug
9'6 x 12'11
Product Type: Original, One-of-a-kind
Size (ft.): 9'6 x 12'11
Size (cm.): 289 x 393
Colors: Beige, Red
Woven: Hand knotted
Foundation: Cotton
Pile: Wool
Style: Mood
Category: City
Origin: Mood Persian Rug
Age: 0-10 years
Condition: Excellent
KPSI: 118
Knotting Time: 346 days 3287 hours

About Mood Rugs
Mood is the name given to a rare and very fine collection of handmade carpets that are produced in Mashad, the capital of the province of Khorassan in north-eastern Iran. Moods are generally cut with a fairly thick pile, with an intricate all-over boteh, or Herati, pattern in shades of beiges, browns, blues and reds.

History & Construction
The province of Khorassan is the biggest in Iran, stretching across the north-east of the country. The capital city is Mashad, where most rugs of the area come to market. Some other rug-producing centers in this region are Kashmar (Turshis), Moud, Sabzevar, Ghain, and Birjand, most of which are situated very close to Mashad. The king, Shah Abbas, would regularly seize and destroy badly woven carpets, and those with inferior coloring techniques, to guarantee the highest standards of this ancient art. In 1722 there was an Afghani invasion into Iran which left the country in a state of political confusion, and the rug industry in a state of disrepair, especially in well-established areas such as Mashad. Fortunately Khorassan was able to restart the rug industry, as the Royal court of Iran did much to help. Many Baluch-style rugs are also woven by Baluchi nomads who inhabit areas in the south. There are many grades of hand-made rugs produced in this vast province, but those woven inside the cities are usually of a finer quality than those woven by nomads. Although the nomads were the first to weave rugs for their own use, cities adopted and refined their talents. Almost every color can be seen, and all have a pile of wool on a foundation of cotton. In extremely rare, older cases, silk may be seen. The wool however is unusually lustrous and soft, and patterns include the historic pictorials (Persepolis, etc.) unique to Khorassan.

Mood Carpet
Mood Carpet
Mood Rug
6'8 x 10'0
Product Type Original,One-of-a-kind
Size (ft.) 6'8 x 10'0
Size (cm.) 203 x 305
Colors Beige
Red-Rust
Woven Hand knotted
Foundation Cotton
Pile Wool
Style Mood
Category City
Origin Mood Persian Rug
Age 0-10 years
Condition Excellent
KPSI 82
Knotting Time 131 days 1244.5 hours
Mud/Mood/Moud Persian Carpet C. 1930
Mud/Mood/Moud Persian Carpet C. 1930
Mud Persian carpet,
Khorasan, north east Persia about 1930,
10ft.2in. x 6ft. 4in. 3.10m. x 1.93m.
Mud/Moud Persian carpet C. 1930
Mud/Moud Persian carpet C. 1930
Mud carpet,
Khorasan, north east Persia about 1930, 13ft.8in. x 9ft. 2in. 4.17m. x 2.80m.