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.
This American ingrain carpet runner was woven in 1841 and used in a family home in Pompey, New York. The carpet runner measures 16 feet long and 33 inches wide. The carpet runner was woven with red, green, brown and natural color wools. These colorful wools were sheered from sheep raised by by Abigail Safford in Pompey, N.Y. about 1837. The weavers were Joseph J. Davidson and John M. Davidson.