Table Runner (196)
This large, heavy weight table runner is created using the overshot technique. What that means is that several threads of the warp, (the threads going the long way of the fabric), may be shot over by the weaving thread to create a pattern. This technique was used years ago in many early American coverlets. In this item, the cream color is a cotton rug warp; the dark green is wool called “heather” which means that if you look closely, you can see specks of other colors, mostly brown in this case. This runner measures 22 by 68 inches and is almost heavy enough to warrant a spot in my rug selection! It certainly would protect a nice antique dining table from scratches and burns! to care for this item, dry cleaning is recommended. Be sure to tell the cleaner that it is handwoven of wool and cotton and demand special care!