Antique Arts and Crafts Donegal Rug, Origin: Ireland, Circa: Early 20th Century – Evocative of Safavid Persian designs, this antique Irish carpet from County Donegal has a luxurious neoclassical style with superb details that fit the philosophy of the arts and crafts era. Elegant Safavid arabesques and large-scale Shah Abbasi palmettes are simplified and embellished with serrated details and filamentous outlines that simultaneously enhance their ornate appearance. Delicate wheat-tone vines gently meander around the field linking grand palmettes, feathery saz leaves and minor rosettes while leaving ample space for the tonal ground scrolls that spiral around the saturated carmine field. Similarly styled main borders showcase grand palmettes and meandering floral sprays that have gained a new arts and crafts image. Bright azure and soft celadon green complete the vibrant Anglo-Saxon color palette that gives these lush Persianate designs a Western aesthetic that fits traditional decor.