Beautiful Large Square Size Antique Irish Donegal Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Irish Rug, Circa Date: 1930’s – This large, antique Irish rug is a festive Donegal carpet designed to carry brightness into any space. Jagged, olive green holly leaves cluster with dark red, spiked fronds in a pattern that repeats over the vivid carmine backdrop. The warm hue, like crystal clear carnelians, is intense and un-muted by the pattern that seems to coalesce out of its liveliness. A narrow, scalloped edging around the square field leads to several borders. The widest strip is backed with black for a darker counterpoint to the brilliance within, and a floral decoration repeats around the antique rug with small red flowers featuring four petals and a white outline. Attractive blossoms half in red and half in white tilt along the border’s center line, alternating directions and nestled amid rich brown, curling leaves. Red, white and gold strips form accenting scroll-work in a chain-like decoration around the outer edge.