Antique Turkish Oushak Runner BB5451 3'4" × 11'1"
Many weaving centers have produced runners specifically for narrow spaces, adapting their age old designs to suit this specific format. Perhaps the most renowned weavers of antique carpet runners were the Bidjar tribe of Northern Iran whose sturdy weavings withstand the wear and tear of stair treads and busy passageways. Superb antique runners have been produced in the city workshops of Tabriz and Kirman, as well as in rural communities of Northwest Persia, and villages of both the Caucasus and rural Anatolia. Antique carpet runners are often utilized as a complement or a contrast to adjacent rugs, or as the transition linking two separate rooms.