A carpet runner in a hall or on a staircase provides a colorful accent in a period home. This ingrain carpet runner was woven in New York in 1841.
Wall to wall ingrain carpet and a matching carpet runner were popular in middle-class homes in 18th and 19th century America. In many middle class homes of the 1800s at least one room had ingrain carpet and a carpet runner in their halls or on their stairs.
An ingrain carpet is a flat, woven, wool carpet made of yarn that is dyed before weaving. The wool is then woven on a jacquard loom accommodating up to six colored weft threads. It is woven to show a different pattern on each side, as a result it is reversible.