Beautiful Small Animal Scene Antique Mazlapatan Indian Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: India, Circa Date: 1900 – This colorful, antique Indian rug displays a delightful menagerie of animals posing collectively in harmony. Perched atop a leafy branch, a peacock in dark blue, green and red serves as the eye-catching centerpiece. His tail trails behind him, varicolored stitches depicting the eyes for which those plumes are famed. Set against the same earthy brown, a maned lion with exotic spots stands with one paw upraised, alongside a white deer poised as if ready to bound away at a moment’s notice. Dark outlines pick out the shapes of these animals as well as the trees and grassy plants nestled around them, created with pale greens and rich browns. These cool colors form a stream and pool around the earthy center, containing artfully stitched waterfowl and pond lilies. The pale yellow background serves as a warm sky, and a simple navy border with rounded inner corners completes this beautiful antique rug from India.