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A city of Quainat region of Eastern Iran.  Rugs were woven on a workshop basis in Birjand from the beginning of 20 Century.  Most of the rugs produced before World War 2 were jufti knotted in poor weaving quality.  Older pieces have higher knot density than the later pieces, and were made on a wool foundation vs. the cotton foundation of the later rugs.