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Handmade Runner Rugs

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Handmade Runner Rugs

It is notoriously difficult to decide what type of carpet is most suitable for stairs, hallways and passages, as all are areas that take a heavy pounding of feet and therefore require robust carpets. The hallway creates one’s first impression of a house, so it is important to choose particularly carefully when selecting runner rugs. On other hand an important consideration when choosing a runner rug for the stairways is the function of the space acting as it does as a link between all the different parts of a house. It is understandable that the majority of people opt for the simple but dull solution of a plain fitted staircase runner for the sake of playing safe. But that is to miss an exciting opportunity for making a decorative statement. Whether you choose classic design runner rugs like Persian or Turkish or more of a contemporary types like Arts and crafts or Art deco runner rugs the most important point is as how the colours and designs would much the surrounding. For example an early 20th century Heriz runner rug can give warmth feeling to the room whereas a tribal thick Gabbeh runner rug can enhance the interior with more of colour. Runner rugs have been a central part of rug making for over centuries.

Each region has its own style on both design and colours and there are quality runners worth thousands of pounds.

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When I was a little boy, I used to torment my father by hiding behind the stacks of runner rugs in his big warehouse. To my naivety it was an ideal place to have fun and less care about those wonderful Persian rugs! Coming from the third generation of carpet family, I was always surrounded by beautiful carpets. I remember we had extra large Tabriz carpet in our dinning room and pair of cream coloured Persian Kashan Boteh design rugs furnishing adjacent sitting room. You then would walk into small cosy corner room, we used to call Shah Neshin “ in Farsi meant Kings location” and you would notice a splendid handmade silk Isfahan rug. As a child however I noticed that my mother’s favourite rugs were those fabulous and colourful antique long Persian runners, which were covering our staircases. Our home was open four storeys building, were the staircases looked like snakes and ladders and made of Italian marbles. My mother was decorating these runners by putting with various live plants on them.  You only needed to step back and look at the whole area with admiration. In fact, handmade carpets scattered around the house was something that we were accustomed to.

As I grew older I realised the true value of these beautiful antique rugs. We collect unique handmade antique and decorative runner rugs in various sizes. They carefully selected and then cleaned and washed and restored if required to the highest standard in order to recapture they former glory.
Imperial rugs website sourcing and selling some of the most unique antique and decorative runner rugs online. For further information please email us at info@imperialrugs.co.uk or contact us on 0044 2084 558056

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