An absolutely stunning Muud Rug, Khorassan District, Wool on Cotton Foundation rug, was woven during the 20th Century. And years later, the sturdy and rugged knotting in the rug has allowed it to survive in overall great condition, displays a charming and rich combination of various jewel colors. The blue field with a central circular yellow floral medallion is suing a pair of hanging lanterns supported by meandering curvilinear vines issuing palmettes, flower heads and small leaves, yellow floral spandrels within a blue border enclosing continuous red lobed floral cartouches supported by flower head roundels and vines. Date Circa 1920. The reverse knotting detail seems to indicate this to be of the origin as stated. The town of Muud is close to the city of Masshad, the capital of Khorassan. Rugs from Muud workshops are similar to Masshad rugs, though the style of design indicates a Muud attribution. It has worn very well; the pile shows a patient product of countless invested hours and a remarkably beautiful result.
Condition Report: Low flat pile. Some color variation.
In the Style of: Muud
Date of Manufacture: Ca. 1920
Period: 20th Century
Materials and Techniques: Wool
Other Characteristics: Wool on Cotton Foundation.
Measurements: 87″ long x 37″ wide