Vintage Animal Carpet, Ecuador, Mid 20th Century – This striking and colorful vintage rug boasts a pattern rich with detail, symbolism, and fascinating tribal motifs. Woven by hand in the mountains of South America, this marvelous piece features the raucously vivid color and stunning tribal designs unique to Andean textiles. The carpet features bright, elegantly rendered depictions of plants, birds, animals, horsemen, and the god Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of knowledge. A deep red border frames this lively work, crimson contrasting beautiful with the cream-colored base and emphasizing the bold color and striking design of the pattern. The richness of the pattern’s detail nearly masks its fascinating symmetry. Bold, bright, and striking, this stunning rug is a rare and flawless work of art.