Ivory Background Large Antique Irish Donegal Rug, Country of Origin: Ireland, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This antique Irish rug seems to glow with its own inner light, revealing a white field decorated with precise stitches in varied orange hues. Two rounded blossoms splay out from the center, linked to angular designs that move out across the piece, mingling with small figures such as highly stylized animals and lovely, diminutive flowers. A garden of perfectly even, orange blooms springs forth from the triangles edging the light central field of this Donegal rug. Anchored behind the triangular row, a light orange band encloses and anchors the space, filled with paired leaves around simple four-petaled flowers. Much more ornate flowers adorn the widest border, each surrounded by interweaving, geometric lines that stand out against the fiery orange backdrop. A third border adds a cooler touch and graceful arabesques nestled between blossoms of this highly decorative antique rug.