The Donegal carpet factory was responsible for the weaving of the most significant hand-knotted carpets of the Arts & Crafts period. Guided initially by British architect-designers such as C.F.A. Voysey and Charles Mackintosh, at the turn of the century it was taken over by the Morton brothers, who in collaboration with Voysey produced some of the greatest masterpieces of the period. This unique pair of runners exemplify the Arts & Crafts style, which focused on vernacular architecture and design with a penchant for impeccably executed floral patterns. The curvilinear pattern in light blue is also characteristic of rugs from the Wiener Werkstatte and Jugendstil period, which are known to have found great inspiration in the work of the British artists of the Arts & Crafts era.