Birjand use local wool for a large-scale production of carpets. Historically, Birjand has been the seat of semi-independent rulers and a centre for caravans. Being close to the Afghanistan border, Birjand is located on the "Silk Road" of opium smuggled from Afghanistan on the way to Europe (also dubbed the "opium crescent").
Bijard is known mainly for its carpet weaving. Birjand's carpet is famous and is known internationally as "Mood Carpet". Mood is the name of a region in Birjand and the carpet weaving style is unique in that region, the style is also practiced in other cities such as Nehbandan, Ghaen and part of Ferdous. In addition, most of the rugs, in the region, are woven in the villages around Birjand.
Flights to Birjand with Iran Air
Birjand Airport is a small airport near Birjand, Iran. Due to the geopolitical eminence of Birjand in the eastern parts of Iran, Birjand airport started operation in 1933 as the 3rd operational airport in Iran. Iran Air is operating flights to Birjand,Tehran and Mashhad.