The runner was purchased for use in conjunction with two ******** Oriental Area Rugs; see review under ******** Oriental Area Rug (5'5 x 7'7). Specific to the runner, this one is more generous in width than many. A 20 in wide runner appears skimpy and the larger size of this one at 2'2 presents a much grander appearance.
This rug is great-looking, soft enough, and good quality. The color is definitely red (not burgundy/maroon). Very slippery on bottom without a mat. Bought Safavieh Grid Non-slip Rug Pad (2' x 10') for it, which works perfectly. I could trim off a slight piece of the pad and used under a different rug.
The runner was a little shorter than what I expected, but the quality is excellent. It took a few days for it to lay flat. Once it flattened out, it was great. It was thicker and more plush than I thought it would be. I am very pleased.