Comprehensive Selection of Runners and Antique Hall Runner Rugs

Runners and antique Runner Rugs are any carpets that are characterized by a long and narrow format. Generally, carpet runners are well suited for hallways and stairways. Runner rugs have historically been produced in many different rug-producing countries, and may be Persian rugs, Turkish rugs, or rugs from any other origin – but runners have an especially intriguing origin story among the nomadic tribes-people who produced a great many such pieces – for the looms that these nomadic weavers traditionally used had to be portable, and small enough to carry.

Thus, the width of the carpets that they would weave would be fixed to the maximum width of the loom, but there would be no limit to the length that they could run. This curious quirk resulted in the production of a large number of runner rugs, each with a unique story. Among the more fascinating iterations of antique rugs, runner rugs bring a distinct quality to a space, buoyed by their appealing layout.

The humble old runner rug is one of the most convenient antique carpet types available today. These practical and versatile rugs are ideal for outfitting hallways and dividing large spaces. Even native Persians preferred the elongated runner format when selecting carpets for their own homes. Today, there are broad corridor carpets, narrow hall carpets and skinny runners that can effectively transition or partition irregular spaces. Runner rugs are available in an amazing variety of styles. There are contemporary runners, traditional runners and classical pieces that feature stunning Persian arabesques.

Antique runner rugs can effortlessly elevate the style of a stark corridor or create a striking visual partition that separates a secluded conversation area from a defined walkway. In the hallway or as the star of the room, rug runners have an alluring style and attractive form that can instantly change the look of any space.

Below you can view our current collection of antique runner rugs and hallway carpet runners

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